|• Mayor||Zygmunt Siarkiewicz|
|• Total||17.54 km2 (6.77 sq mi)|
|• Density||810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code(s)||+48 95|
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.
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
Barlinek is twinned with:
- Official town webpage
- Official Barlinek Sailing Club webpage
- Jewish Community in Barlinek on Virtual Shtetl
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