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Lobez

Łobez

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Łobez
Łobez

Coordinates: 53°38′N 15°37′E / 53.633°N 15.617°E / 53.633; 15.617

Country  Poland
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
County Łobez County
Gmina Gmina Łobez
Town rights 1295
Government
 • Mayor Ryszard Sola
Area
 • Total 11.75 km2 (4.54 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 10,617
 • Density 900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 73-150
Area code(s) +48 91
Car plates ZLO
Website http://www.lobez.pl

Łobez [ˈwɔbɛs]Template:IPA audio link (German: Labes) is a town in Poland, in West Pomeranian Voivodeship. It is the capital of Łobez County, and has a population of 10,657 (2005).

Łobez lies upon the Rega river.

The name

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

History

Łobez was first mentioned in a document from 1271, according to which a knight named Borko was the owner of the city. In 1295, Łobez received rights as a city.

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Łobez is twinned with:

Bibliography

  • 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 .

References

Notes

External links

  • Official town webpage
  • Forced laborer justifies municipality partnership between Lobez (Poland) and Affing (Germany) - (German site)
  • Łobez night - You Tube
  • Tourist Information

Coordinates: 53°38′N 15°37′E / 53.633°N 15.617°E / 53.633; 15.617


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