Nordwestmecklenburg (Northwestern Mecklenburg) is a Kreis (district) in the north-western part of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. It is situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea and border on Schleswig-Holstein. The district-free city Wismar north of the district is nearly surrounded by it.
The district was madein 1994 by joining the old districts Gadebusch, Grevesmühlen and Wismar, and also smaller parts of the districts Sternberg and Schwerin-Land.
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||The coat of arms shows the bull's head of Mecklenburg to the left, and a bishop's crosier to the right. The staff is for the diocese of Ratzeburg, which in 1648 became the Principality of Ratzeburg. It also stands for the diocese of Schwerin.
The coat of arms was designed by the designer and heraldic Heinz Kippnick, and was granted on July 1, 1996.
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