Gartz

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Gartz
Coat of arms of Gartz
Coat of arms
Gartz   is located in Germany
Gartz
Gartz
Coordinates: 53°12′0″N 14°23′0″E / 53.20000°N 14.38333°E / 53.20000; 14.38333Coordinates: 53°12′0″N 14°23′0″E / 53.20000°N 14.38333°E / 53.20000; 14.38333
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Uckermark
Municipal assoc. Gartz (Oder)
Government
 • Mayor Burkhard Fleischmann (SPD)
Area
 • Total 61.69 km2 (23.82 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,478
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 16307
Dialling codes 03332
Vehicle registration UM
Website www.gartz.de

Gartz is a town in the Uckermark district in Brandenburg, Germany. It is located on the West bank of the Oder River, about 20 km south of Szczecin (Stettin).

Overview[edit]

The existence of the town was first documented in 1124. In 1249 Gartz was granted town privileges by Duke Barnim I of Pomerania. Because of its strategic location on the river, the town was frequently vulnerable during military campaigns.

Since the Oder-Neisse line was made the German-Polish border in 1945, Gartz is now a border town.

Across the river lies an industrial area of the Polish town of Gryfino (Greifenhagen). Gartz is part of Lower Oder Valley National Park.

The name derives from northern Lechitic (Proto-Polish) dialects (namely from West Pomeranian) from the word "gard" < *gord, meaning "fortified settlement".

Many Poles moved to Gartz, 32 (of 62) children in the local kindergarten have non-German parents. [2]

Geography[edit]

Towns near Gartz

Demography[edit]

Development of population since 1875 within the current boundaries (Blue line: Population; Dotted line: Comparison to population development of Brandenburg state; Grey background: Time of Nazi rule; Red background: Time of communist rule)
Gartz (Oder):
Population development within the current boundaries (2013)
[3]
Year Population
1875 6 440
1890 5 877
1910 5 369
1925 4 830
1933 4 998
1939 5 231
1946 5 430
1950 5 381
1964 4 045
1971 3 699
Year Population
1981 3 013
1985 2 943
1989 2 835
1990 2 806
1991 2 747
1992 2 668
1993 2 652
1994 2 673
1995 2 714
1996 2 711
Year Population
1997 2 730
1998 2 754
1999 2 725
2000 2 730
2001 2 703
2002 2 669
2003 2 654
2004 2 647
2005 2 588
2006 2 521
Year Population
2007 2 505
2008 2 492
2009 2 470
2010 2 477
2011 2 461
2012 2 438
2013 2 470

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External links[edit]

Media related to Gartz at Wikimedia Commons