|• Mayor||Dariusz Zieliński|
|• Total||17.54 km2 (6.77 sq mi)|
|• Density||810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code(s)||+48 95|
The settlement of Nova Berlyn was first mentioned in a 1278 deed, when it was founded by the Ascanian margraves of Brandenburg. It was meant as a stronghold in the newly acquired Neumark region, bordering on the Pomeranian estates around nearby Pełczyce, which the margraves nevertheless conquered soon afterwards.
In the 14th century, the town gained its first fortified walls (still partly visible) and in the first half of the 15th century, the town was under control of the Teutonic Knights. Before and after, the Neumark was part of Brandenburg, which from 1701 on belonged to the Kingdom of Prussia. From the 18th century onwards the town prospered as a centre of brewing and cloth manufacturing.
- Karl Wilhelm Posselt (1815–1885) a German missionary active in South Africa
- Berthold Lasker (1860-1928) a German physician, writer and chess master.
- Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941) a German chess player, mathematician and philosopher; World Chess Champion from 1894 to 1921
- Józef Pilarz (1956–2008) a Polish politician, elected to the Sejm in 2005
- Dariusz Jarecki (born 1981) a Polish footballer, over 260 pro games
- Marcin Matkowski (born 1981) a Polish professional tennis player whose speciality is in doubles.
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- Official town webpage
- Official Barlinek Sailing Club webpage
- Official Barlinek Tennis Club webpage
- Jewish Community in Barlinek on Virtual Shtetl