Parchim Rural District

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Parchim
District
Coordinates: 53°25′N 11°50′E / 53.42°N 11.83°E / 53.42; 11.83Coordinates: 53°25′N 11°50′E / 53.42°N 11.83°E / 53.42; 11.83
Country  Germany
State Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Capital Parchim
Area
 • Total 2,233 km2 (862 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 107,996
 • Density 48.364/km2 (125.261/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration PCH

Parchim is a Kreis (district) in the southwestern part of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany.

Geography[change | change source]

Most of the district is now used for farming, but in the easternmost part there are several lakes, the largest of them being the Plauer See (39 km²). The Plauer See marks the western end of the Müritz lakeland.

History[change | change source]

Until 1994 the present-day district was divided into the three districts of Parchim, Sternberg and Lübz.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows a bull's head, which is both the symbol of the former Estate of Parchim, as well as of Mecklenburg. The two blue corners symbolize the two biggest lakes of the district - the Schweriner See and the Plauer See.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Amt-free town
  1. Parchim
Ämter
  1. Banzkow1
  2. Goldenstädt
  3. Plate
  4. Sukow
  1. Barnin
  2. Bülow
  3. Crivitz1, 2
  4. Demen
  5. Friedrichsruhe
  6. Göhren
  7. Tramm
  8. Wessin
  9. Zapel
  1. Broock
  2. Gallin-Kuppentin
  3. Gischow
  4. Granzin
  5. Herzberg
  6. Karbow-Vietlübbe
  7. Kreien
  8. Kritzow
  9. Lübz1, 2
  10. Lutheran
  11. Marnitz
  12. Passow
  13. Siggelkow
  14. Suckow
  15. Tessenow
  16. Wahlstorf
  17. Werder
  1. Diestelow
  2. Dobbertin
  3. Goldberg1, 2
  4. Langenhagen
  5. Mestlin
  6. Neu Poserin
  7. Techentin
  8. Wendisch Waren
  1. Cambs
  2. Dobin am See
  3. Gneven
  4. Godern
  5. Langen Brütz
  6. Leezen1
  7. Pinnow
  8. Raben Steinfeld
  1. Damm
  2. Domsühl
  3. Grebbin
  4. Groß Godems
  5. Groß Niendorf
  6. Karrenzin
  7. Klinken
  8. Matzlow-Garwitz
  9. Raduhn
  10. Rom
  11. Severin
  12. Spornitz
  13. Stolpe
  14. Ziegendorf
  15. Zölkow
  1. Barkhagen
  2. Buchberg
  3. Ganzlin
  4. Karow
  5. Plau am See1, 2
  6. Wendisch Priborn
  1. Blankenberg
  2. Borkow
  3. Brüel2
  4. Dabel
  5. Hohen Pritz
  6. Kobrow
  7. Kuhlen-Wendorf
  8. Langen Jarchow
  9. Mustin
  10. Sternberg1, 2
  11. Weitendorf
  12. Witzin
  13. Zahrensdorf
1seat of the Amt; 2town

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