Łódź[wut͡ɕ] (listen) (approx. woodge) (Ukrainian an Roushie: Лодзь, Lodz, Yiddish: לאדזש, Lodzh) is the third-lairgest ceety in Poland. Locatit in the central pairt o the kintra, it haed a population of 742,387 in December 2009. It is the caipital o Łódź Voivodeship, an is approximately 135 kilometres (84 mi) sooth-wast o Warsaw. The ceety's coat o airms is an example o cantin: depictin a boat, it alludes tae the ceety's name which translates literally as "boat".