O Spała, Poland
Spała is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Inowłódz, within Tomaszów Mazowiecki County, Łódź Voivodeship, in central Poland. It lies on the Pilica River, approximately 6km west of Inowłódz, 9km east of Tomaszów Mazowiecki, and 54km south-east of the regional capital Łódź. The village has a population of 400. It gives its name to the protected area called Spała Landscape occurrences Spala was the location of a hunting lodge owned by Emperor Nicholas II of Russia. In 1912 Grigori Rasputin allegedly healed the Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich, who suffered from haemophilia, from a fatal hemorrhage. Spała was the site of the Central European Jamboree in 1935, and of the International Young Physicists' Tournament in 1995.