|State of Germany|
|• Minister President||Manuela Schwesig (SPD)|
|• Governing parties||SPD / CDU|
|• Total||23,211 km2 (8,962 sq mi)|
|• Density||69.4654/km2 (179.915/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
As of 2016, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania had about 1,612,000 people.
It made part of former East Germany.
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is low-lying and has many rivers, canals and lakes. The Stettin Lagoon lies partly in this state and partly in Poland.
Politics[change | change source]
Seats in the state parliament (Landtag) since 2016:
Total: 71 seats
Cities[change | change source]
Besides Rostock all have a population of less than 200,000. Schwerin, the state capital, is the smallest state capital in Germany. Usually Schwerin would not be called a city. In Germany a city has over 100,000 people.
Districts[change | change source]
Former districts[change | change source]
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was divided into twelve rural districts (Landkreise):
Also there were six independent urban districts:
Current districts[change | change source]
- Mecklenburgische Seenplatte
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