Łobez [ˈwɔbɛs] (listen) (Kashubian: Łobéz; formerly German: Labes) is a town on the river Rega in northwestern Poland, within the West Pomeranian Voivodeship. It is the capital of Łobez County, and has a population of 10,066 (2019).

Łobez
Church of the Sacred Heart
Church of the Sacred Heart
Flag of Łobez
Coat of arms of Łobez
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 rights1275
Government
 • MayorPiotr Ćwikła
Area
 • Total12.8 km2 (4.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2019[1])
 • Total10,066
 • Density790/km2 (2,000/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

The nameEdit

The name Łobez comes from the Old Polish łobuzie (meaning "bushes").

HistoryEdit

In the 12th century Łobez was a Slavic stronghold[2] located within Poland and after the fragmentation of Poland into smaller duchies within the Griffin-ruled Duchy of Pomerania until its dissolution in 1637. Łobez was first mentioned in a document from 1271, according to which a knight named Borko, who was also the Castellan of nearby Kołobrzeg, was the owner of the town. By 1275 Łobez received town rights. A castle was built in the 13th century.[2]

DemographicsEdit

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Łobez - demography: A - townsfolk, B - women, C - men, D - adults. 31.12.2014 r.[3]

MayorsEdit

 
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 residentsEdit

International relationsEdit

Łobez is twinned with:

BibliographyEdit

  • 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 .

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Polska w liczbach w oparciu o dane GUS. 2019
  2. ^ a b "Historia Łobza". Gmina Łobez (in Polish). Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  3. ^ BIP Łobez. Stan na 31.12.2014

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