Müritz Rural District

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Müritz
District
Coordinates: 53°25′N 12°42′E / 53.417°N 12.7°E / 53.417; 12.7Coordinates: 53°25′N 12°42′E / 53.417°N 12.7°E / 53.417; 12.7
Country  Germany
State Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Capital Waren
Area
 • Total 1,713 km2 (661 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 69,544
 • Density 40.598/km2 (105.148/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration MÜR

Müritz is a Kreis (district) in the southern part of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. It is named after the lake Müritz. Lake Müritz is the largest Lake in Germany. Lake Constance is larger, but part of it is in Switzerland and another part in Austria.

History[change | change source]

The district was created on June 12, 1994 by joining the old districts of Röbel and Waren, and a few municipalities from the districts Malchin and Neustrelitz.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows a bull head in the top left corner, for the Princes of Werle. The osprey to the right stands for the rich nature in the district. The city wall in the bottom with four tops stands for the four cities in the district, and the wavy lines in the city gate for the Müritz lake land.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Amt-free town
  1. Waren
Ämter
  1. Alt Schwerin
  2. Fünfseen
  3. Göhren-Lebbin
  4. Malchow1, 2
  5. Nossentiner Hütte
  6. Penkow
  7. Silz
  8. Walow
  9. Zislow
  1. Alt Rehse
  2. Ankershagen
  3. Groß Flotow
  4. Groß Vielen
  5. Klein Lukow
  6. Krukow
  7. Lapitz
  8. Mallin
  9. Marihn
  10. Möllenhagen
  11. Mollenstorf
  12. Penzlin1, 2
  13. Puchow
  1. Altenhof
  2. Bollewick
  3. Buchholz
  4. Bütow
  5. Fincken
  6. Gotthun
  7. Grabow-Below
  8. Groß Kelle
  9. Jaebetz
  10. Kambs
  11. Kieve
  12. Lärz
  13. Leizen
  14. Ludorf
  15. Massow
  16. Melz
  17. Priborn
  18. Rechlin
  19. Röbel1, 2
  20. Schwarz
  21. Sietow
  22. Stuer
  23. Vipperow
  24. Wredenhagen
  25. Zepkow
  1. Grabowhöfe
  2. Groß Dratow
  3. Groß Gievitz
  4. Groß Plasten
  5. Hinrichshagen
  6. Hohen Wangelin
  7. Jabel
  8. Kargow
  9. Klink
  10. Klocksin
  11. Lansen-Schönau
  12. Moltzow
  13. Neu Gaarz
  14. Schloen
  15. Schwinkendorf
  16. Torgelow am See
  17. Varchentin
  18. Vielist
  19. Vollrathsruhe
1seat of the Amt; 2town

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