Łobez

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Łobez
Independence Street
Independence Street
Flag of Łobez
Flag
Coat of arms of Łobez
Coat of arms
Łobez is located in Poland
Łobez
Łobez
Coordinates: 53°38′N 15°37′E / 53.633°N 15.617°E / 53.633; 15.617
Country  Poland
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
County Łobez County
Gmina Gmina Łobez
Town rights 1295
Government
 • Mayor Ryszard Sola
Area
 • Total 11.75 km2 (4.54 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 10,440
 • Density 890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 73-150
Area code(s) +48 91
Car plates ZLO
Website http://www.lobez.pl

Łobez [ˈwɔbɛs] ( ) (German: Labes) is a town in Poland, in West Pomeranian Voivodeship. It is the capital of Łobez County, and has a population of 10,440 (2014).[1]

Łobez lies upon the Rega river.

The name[edit]

The name Łobez comes from the Old Polish łobuzie (meaning "bushes").

History[edit]

Łobez was first mentioned in a document from 1271, according to which a knight named Borko was the owner of the city. In 1295, Łobez received rights as a city.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Łobez is twinned with:

Bibliography[edit]

  • Adam Kogut, Anna Dargiewicz, Barbara Smolska Nazarek: Gmina i miasto Łobez. przewodnik turystyczny / Gemeinde und Stadt Łobez. Reiseführer / Łobez commune and town. Tourist guidebook. Polish - German - English, 64 p., 2001, ISBN 83-7208-020-8 .
  • Gmina Łobez (Hrsg.): Łobez. pictures from past to present, Polish - German - English, 82 p., 2004, ISBN 83-917628-5-8 .

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Główny Urząd Statystyczny. Baza Demografia. Stan i struktura ludności, dane na dzień 31.03.2014 [1]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°38′N 15°37′E / 53.633°N 15.617°E / 53.633; 15.617