Pocking

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Pocking
Coordinates: 48°24′N13°19′E / 48.400°N 13.317°E / 48.400; 13.317 Coordinates: 48°24′N13°19′E / 48.400°N 13.317°E / 48.400; 13.317
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Niederbayern
District Passau
Government
   Mayor (202026) Franz Krah [1]
Area
  Total68.82 km2 (26.57 sq mi)
Elevation
323 m (1,060 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31) [2]
  Total16,186
  Density240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
94060
Dialling codes 08531
Vehicle registration PA
Website www.pocking.de

Pocking (German: [ˈpɔkɪŋ] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen ); Central Bavarian : Bocking) is a town in the district of Passau, in Lower Bavaria, Germany. It is situated about 30 km south-west of Passau, close to the Austrian border.

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History

A Roman settlement was founded in the area of Pocking as early as the 1st century AD. The Bajuwaren tribe settled around Pocking in the 6th century AD. In 820 AD Pocking was first mentioned in a historic document. Since 1824 Pocking forms its own political community and in 1971 it was granted the privileges of a town.

During the Nazi regime a side camp of the Flossenbürg concentration camp was set up in Pocking. After World War II the second largest DP camp ("displaced persons") in Germany was located in Pocking. In 1946 the camp housed 7,645 people, mostly of Jewish heritage. It was disbanded in 1949.

The Rottal area to which Pocking belongs is famous for its horse breeding. That is also why the coat of arms of Pocking includes the head of a horse. The other symbols relate to the history of the town and the different villages that formed the political community of Pocking.

Mayors

Since the election in 2008 Franz Krah (Independent citizens) is the mayor of Pocking. His predecessor was Josef Jakob (CSU). Krah was reelected in March 2014 with 82.01% of the votes. [3]

Solarpark

In April 2006, Pocking Solar Park, the at this time [4] world's largest connected solar power plant, was opened in Pocking. The plant produces 10 megawatt peak, has 62,500 photovoltaic cells and cost approximately 40 million euros.

Education

Schools include:

Sons and daughters of the town

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References

  1. Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, 15 July 2021.
  2. "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2021.
  3. wahl.info (2014-03-17). "Kandidaten und Ergebnisse Pocking" (in German). Neue Presse Verlags-GmbH. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
  4. "FEHLER 404 - Proteus Solutions GBR | Internet - Marketing - Datenschutz".