Spała ' is a village
A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet with the population ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand , Though often located in rural areas, the term urban village is also applied to certain urban neighbourhoods, such as the West Village in Manhattan, New...

 in the administrative district of Gmina Inowłódz, within Tomaszów Mazowiecki County
Tomaszów Mazowiecki County
Tomaszów Mazowiecki County is a unit of territorial administration and local government in Łódź Voivodeship, central Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and only town is Tomaszów Mazowiecki,...

, Łódź Voivodeship, in central Poland. It lies on the Pilica River, approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) west of Inowłódz, 9 km (6 mi) east of Tomaszów Mazowiecki
Tomaszów Mazowiecki
Tomaszów Mazowiecki is a town in central Poland with 67,159 inhabitants . Situated in the Łódź Voivodeship , it was previously part of Piotrków Trybunalski Voivodeship...

, and 54 km (34 mi) south-east of the regional capital Łódź. The village has a population of 400. It gives its name to the protected area
Protected area
Protected areas are locations which receive protection because of their recognised natural, ecological and/or cultural values. There are several kinds of protected areas, which vary by level of protection depending on the enabling laws of each country or the regulations of the international...

 called Spała Landscape Park.

Spała was the site of the Central European Jamboree
Central European Jamboree
The Central European Jamboree, is a Scouting jamboree for Scouts of Central European nations.-History:In 1931 a camp was held in Prague called Camp of Slavic Scouts, with participants from throughout Europe. Four years later, in 1935, the Central European Jamboree was organised in Spała, Poland...

 in 1935, and of the International Young Physicists' Tournament
International Young Physicists' Tournament
The International Young Physicists' Tournament is a competition among teams of secondary school students in their ability to solve complicated scientific problems, to present solutions to these problems and to defend them in scientific discussions called "Physics Fights".The precise course of the...

 in 1995.

This region can be noted as the site of the Imperial Russian hunting lodge where, in 1912, Grigori Rasputin
Grigori Rasputin
Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was a Russian Orthodox Christian and mystic who is perceived as having influenced the latter days of the Russian Emperor Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, and their only son Alexei...

 allegedly healed the tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich from a fatal hemorrhage.
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