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Elbląg
Port and the Old Town
Port and the Old Town
Flag of Elbląg
Flag
Coat of arms of Elbląg
Coat of arms
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County city county
Established 1237
City rights 1246
Area
 • Total 80 km2 (30 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 127,055
 • Density 1,588.2/km2 (4,113/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 82-300 to 82-315
Area code(s) +48 055
Car plates NE
Website http://www.umelblag.pl

Elblag (German: Elbing Latin: Elbinga) is a city in the north of Poland in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship. It has about 127,000 people. It was founded in 1237.

Famous people who live there

  • Hans von Bodeck (1582–1658), diplomat and Chancellor of Brandenburg
  • John Amos Comenius (1592–1670), educator
  • Samuel Hartlib (ca. 1600–1662), teacher and scientist
  • Christian Wernicke (1661–1725), epigrammist and diplomat
  • Johann Friedrich Endersch (1705–1769), mathematician geographer
  • Gottfried Achenwall (1719–1772), statistician
  • Johann Heinrich Ammelung (1746–?), historian
  • Wilhelm Baum (1799–?), doctor of medicine, first honorary burgher of Danzig
  • Wilhelm Eduard Albrecht (1800–1876), lawyer, member of Göttinger Sieben
  • Bruno Erhard Abegg (1803–1848), statesman of Königsberg
  • Hieronymus Truhn (1811–?), composer
  • Ferdinand Schichau (1814–1896), founder of the Schichau-Werke in Elbing and Danzig.
  • Johann Ludwig Hinrichs (1818–1901), co-founder of the German Baptists
  • John Prince-Smith (1809–1874), liberal economist and politician in Germany
  • Hugo Weiss (1842–?), theologian
  • Albrecht Wernich (1843–?), doctor of medicine
  • Hermann Baumgart (1843–1926), literary historian at Königsberg University
  • Franz Komnick (1857–?), founder of Komnick Maschine-, Automobile- and Agriculture Machine Companies in Elbing
  • Max Georg Zimmermann (1861–?), art historian
  • Georg Bessau (1884–?), doctor of medicine
  • Max Reimann (1898–1977), president of the Communist Party of Germany
  • Lutz Weltmann (1901–?), journalist, director of the Jewish Culture Foundation
  • Hellmut Drews-Tychsen (1904 Elbing – 1973 near Wasserburg), author
  • Ursula Karusseit (1939– ), actress
  • Bernd Neumann (1942– ), Minister of Culture of Germany since 2005
  • Ortwin Runde (1944– ), mayor of Hamburg from 1997 to 2001.
  • Andrzej Sakson (1950– ), sociologist and director of the Western Institute
  • Ewa Białołęcka (1967– ), fantasy writer


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