Löcknitz

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For the tributary of the Elbe, see Löcknitz (river).
Löcknitz
Coat of arms of Löcknitz
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Löcknitz   is located in Germany
Löcknitz
Löcknitz
Coordinates: 53°27′N 14°12′E / 53.450°N 14.200°E / 53.450; 14.200Coordinates: 53°27′N 14°12′E / 53.450°N 14.200°E / 53.450; 14.200
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Vorpommern-Greifswald
Municipal assoc. Löcknitz-Penkun
Government
 • Mayor Lothar Meistring (Linke)
Area
 • Total 22.69 km2 (8.76 sq mi)
Elevation 34 m (112 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,142
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 17321
Dialling codes 039754
Vehicle registration UER
Website www.loecknitz-online.de

Löcknitz is a municipality in the Vorpommern-Greifswald district, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, located 12 km west of the German-Polish border and 25 km west of Szczecin (German: Stettin).

Cross-border contacts[edit]

Since 1992 the bilingual German-Polish Gymnasium is visited by pupils from Germany (526 in 2008) and Poland (161), leading to the German Abitur as well as to the Polish matura. In 2008 the certificates were handed over by the foreign ministers of both countries Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Radosław Sikorski.[2] Since Poland joined the Schengen Agreement, the population of Löcknitz is growing, as rates and costs of land acquisition are lower than in Poland. Many commuters from Szczecin are living in Löcknitz [3] and the first economical investments are made in Löcknitz by Polish enterprises,[4] supported by the Löcknitz administration.[2] Currently the town's population is 7% Polish[5]

Population [6][edit]

year populace
2002 3.083
2003 3.000
2004 2.939
2005 2.925
2006 2.948
2007 3.021

Notable residents[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

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