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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).

Gartz
Coat of arms of Gartz
Coat of arms
Location of Gartz within Uckermark district
Gartz (Oder) in UM.png
Gartz is located in Germany
Gartz
Gartz
Gartz is located in Brandenburg
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
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictUckermark
Municipal assoc.Gartz (Oder)
Government
 • MayorBurkhard Fleischmann (SPD)
Area
 • Total61.69 km2 (23.82 sq mi)
Elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,550
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
16307
Dialling codes03332
Vehicle registrationUM
Websitewww.gartz.de

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OverviewEdit

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]

GeographyEdit

Towns near Gartz

DemographyEdit

 
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)
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 6,440—    
1890 5,877−0.61%
1910 5,369−0.45%
1925 4,830−0.70%
1933 4,998+0.43%
1939 5,231+0.76%
1946 5,430+0.53%
1950 5,381−0.23%
1964 4,045−2.02%
1971 3,699−1.27%
1981 3,013−2.03%
1985 2,943−0.59%
1989 2,835−0.93%
1990 2,806−1.02%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1991 2,747−2.10%
1992 2,668−2.88%
1993 2,652−0.60%
1994 2,673+0.79%
1995 2,714+1.53%
1996 2,711−0.11%
1997 2,730+0.70%
1998 2,754+0.88%
1999 2,725−1.05%
2000 2,730+0.18%
2001 2,703−0.99%
2002 2,669−1.26%
2003 2,654−0.56%
2004 2,647−0.26%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2005 2,588−2.23%
2006 2,521−2.59%
2007 2,505−0.63%
2008 2,492−0.52%
2009 2,470−0.88%
2010 2,477+0.28%
2011 2,461−0.65%
2012 2,438−0.93%
2013 2,470+1.31%
2014 2,482+0.49%
2015 2,478−0.16%
2016 2,515+1.49%
2017 2,550+1.39%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2017 (Fortgeschriebene amtliche Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). 2018.
  2. ^ Zuzug in die Uckermark, Hurra, die Polen kommen!
  3. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons

External linksEdit

  Media related to Gartz at Wikimedia Commons