Mecklenburg-Strelitz (district)

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Coat of arms of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Mecklenburg wp mst.png
StateMecklenburg-Western Pomerania
DisbandedSeptember 2011
 • Total2,089 km2 (807 sq mi)
 • Total84.259 (31. March 2,005)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationMST

Mecklenburg-Strelitz is a former district in the southern part of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. The district-free city (urban district) of Neubrandenburg is nearly completely surrounded by Mecklenburg-Strelitz district. The capital of the duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was the town of Strelitz. In 1712 a fire completely destroyed the town. The duke decided to build a new town on the shores of a small lake called the Zierker See. This town became Neustrelitz, or in English New Strelitz.

The district was created by joining the three old districts Neubrandenburg, Neustrelitz and Strasburg in 1994.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The bull head on a yellow field is the coat of arms of the dukes of Mecklenburg. The tower stands for the castle of Stargard, the longtime home of the dukes of Mecklenburg since it was built in the 13th century; it remains the northernmost mountain-top castle in present-day Germany. The Maltese cross is a reminder of the Order of St. John of Malta who owned a lot of loand in the area before 1648.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Amt-free towns Amt-free municipalities
  1. Neustrelitz
  1. Feldberger Seenlandschaft
  1. Datzetal
  2. Eichhorst
  3. Friedland1, 2
  4. Galenbeck
  5. Genzkow
  6. Glienke
  1. Mirow1, 2
  2. Priepert
  3. Roggentin
  4. Wesenberg2
  5. Wustrow
  1. Blankensee
  2. Blumenholz
  3. Carpin
  4. Godendorf
  5. Grünow
  6. Hohenzieritz
  7. Klein Vielen
  8. Kratzeburg
  9. Möllenbeck
  10. Userin
  11. Wokuhl-Dabelow
  1. Beseritz
  2. Blankenhof
  3. Brunn
  4. Neddemin
  5. Neuenkirchen
  6. Neverin1
  7. Sponholz
  8. Staven
  9. Trollenhagen
  10. Woggersin
  11. Wulkenzin
  12. Zirzow
  1. Burg Stargard1, 2
  2. Cammin
  3. Cölpin
  4. Groß Nemerow
  5. Holldorf
  6. Lindetal
  7. Pragsdorf
  8. Teschendorf
  1. Groß Miltzow
  2. Helpt
  3. Kublank
  4. Mildenitz
  5. Neetzka
  6. Petersdorf
  7. Schönbeck
  8. Schönhausen
  9. Voigtsdorf
  10. Woldegk1, 2
1seat of the Amt; 2town

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