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; 15.617Coordinates: 53°38′N 15°37′E / 53.633°N 15.617°E / 53.633; 15.617
Country Poland
VoivodeshipWest Pomeranian
CountyŁobez County
GminaGmina Łobez
Town rights1295
Government
 • MayorPiotr Ćwikła
Area
 • Total12.84 km2 (4.96 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total10,409
 • Density810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
73-150
Area code(s)+48 91
Car platesZLO
Websitewww.lobez.pl

Łobez [ˈwɔbɛs] (About this soundlisten) (German: Labes) is a town in Poland, in West Pomeranian Voivodeship. It is the capital of Łobez County, and has a population of 10,409 (2015).[1]

Łobez lies upon the Rega river.

The name[edit]

The name Łobez is assumed to derive from the Old Polish łobuzie (meaning "bushes").

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned in a document from 1271, according to which a knight named Borko was the owner of the city 'Lobis'. In 1295, the town was mentioned as a civitas under the name of Lobese. Later, for 1348, the town was mentioned to follow Lübeck law.

Until 1945 the area had a German population and was part of the German Province of Pomerania. After World War II the region was placed under Polish administration by the Potsdam Agreement. Most Germans fled or were expelled from their home and Poles, some of whom had been expelled from the Polish areas annexed by the Soviet Union, took their place and property. The city was renamed to the current name.

Demographics[edit]

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Łobez - demography: A - townsfolk, B - women, C - men, D - adults. 31.12.2014 r.[2]

Mayors[edit]

City Hall
1632 – Carsten Beleke 1809 – Johann Georg Falck
1670 – Bernd Bublich 1823–1840 – Johann Friedrich Rosenow
1700 – Paul Belecke 1842–1844 – Adolf Ludwig Ritter (privremeno)
1702 – Theele 1844–1845 – Albert Wilhelm Rizky
1723 – F. C. Hackebeck 1846–1852 – Heinich Ludwig Gotthilf Hasenjäger
1734 – F. W. Weinholz prije 1859. Hasenjaeger
1736 – Schulze 1852–1864 – Carl Albert Alexander Schüz
1732 – Hackenberken 1921 – Willi Kieckbusch
1745 – M. C. Frize 1945 – Hackelberg, Teofil Fiutowski, Stefan Nowak, Feliks Mielczarek
1746 – Johann Friedrich Thym 1946 – Władysław Śmiełowski
1752 – Johann Gottsried Severin 1948 – Tadeusz Klimski
1753? – J. F. von Flige 1949 – Ignacy Łepkowski
1757 – Johann Friedrich Thym 1972-1990 Zbigniew Con
1757 – Heller 1990–94 Marek Romejko
1767 – Gottlieb Timm 1994–1998 Jan Szafran
1775 – Johann Gottfried Severin 1998–2002 Halina Szymańska
1790 – Jahncke 2002–2006 Marek Romejko
1805 – Heinrich (?) Falck 2006–2014 Ryszard Sola
1806 – Zuther (drugi dan 1712) 2014 Piotr Ćwikła
1806 – Nemitz

Notable residents[edit]

  • Franz Andreas von Borcke (1693–1766), Prussian general
  • Ferdinand Nemitz (1805–1886), German jurist and politician
  • Felix Genzmer (1856–1929), German architect
  • Otto Puchstein (1856–1911) a German classical archaeologist
  • Walter Goehtz (1878–1946), German politician
  • Klaudia Ungerman (born 1988 in Wysiedle) a beauty pageant contestant who won Miss Poland 2008

International relations[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 .

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