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
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
County Łobez County
Gmina Gmina Łobez
Town rights 1295
Government
 • Mayor Piotr Ćwikła
Area
 • Total 12.84 km2 (4.96 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 10,409
 • Density 810/km2 (2,100/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 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 10,409 (2015).[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. Before 1945 the area was part of Germany (Province of Pomerania). After World War II the region was placed under Polish administration by the Potsdam Agreement under territorial changes demanded by the Soviet Union. Most Germans fled or were expelled and were replaced with Poles expelled from the Polish areas annexed by the Soviet Union.

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]

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 .

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