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 10,066 (2019).

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 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

Łobez lies upon the Rega river.

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

  • 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 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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