Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition/Greifenberg

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GREIFENBERG, the chief town of a circle in the Prussian province of Pomerania and government of Stettin, is situated on the Rega, 45 miles N.E. of Stettin. It possesses a royal gymnasium and a higher girls school. Agriculture, linen-weaving, and the manufacture of stoves are the principal industries. Griefenberg possessed town rights as early as 1262, and in the 14th and 15th centuries had a considerable shipping trade, but lost much of its prosperity during the Thirty Years War. Including the garrison, the population in 1875 was 5631. See Riemann, Geschichte der Stadt Greifenberg in Pommern, 1862.