Nordvorpommern ("North Western Pomerania") is a Kreis (district) in the northern part of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. It is on the coast of the Baltic Sea, and it surrounds the coastal city of Stralsund.
On the coast is a long peninsula, called the Darß. Between the Darß and the mainland there is a very shallow lagoon. the lagoon and the peninsula are part of the Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park.
Until 1819 the area was controlled by Sweden. Then it became a part of Prussia. The modern district was made in 1994 by joining the three old districts of Grimmen, Ribnitz-Damgarten and Stralsund.
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||The coat of arms shows two griffins. The golden griffin to the left is the symbol of Princes of Rostock. The black griffin to the right is for the Dukes of Pomerania who used a black griffin.
The coat of arms was granted on December 3, 1997.
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