Barlinek

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Barlinek
Town view
Town view
Coat of arms of Barlinek
Coat of arms
Barlinek is located in Poland
Barlinek
Barlinek
Coordinates: 53°0′N 15°12′E / 53.000°N 15.200°E / 53.000; 15.200
Country  Poland
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
County Myślibórz
Gmina Barlinek
Town rights 1278
Government
 • Mayor Zygmunt Siarkiewicz
Area
 • Total 17.54 km2 (6.77 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 14,156
 • Density 810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 74-320
Area code(s) +48 95
Car plates ZMY
Website http://www.barlinek.pl

Barlinek [barˈlʲinɛk] (German: Berlinchen) is a town in Poland, in West Pomeranian Voivodeship, in Myślibórz County. It has 14,162 inhabitants (2009).

The first written mention about the town is from 1278 ("Nova Berlyn"). In the first half of the 15th century, the town, situated in the Neumark region, was under control of the Teutonic Knights. Before and after, the Neumark was part of Brandenburg, which from 1701 on belonged to Prussia. After the Second World War, the town and the eastern part of Brandenburg were annexed by Poland. It is the birthplace of Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941), the second World Chess Champion.

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History[edit]

The city was founded by the Brandenburg, German dynasty of the Brandenburg house in 1278. In the 14th century, it gained its first fortified walls (still partly visible) and soon became part of the Teutonic state.


Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Barlinek is twinned with:

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Coordinates: 52°59′N 15°12′E / 52.983°N 15.200°E / 52.983; 15.200

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