Nordwestmecklenburg Rural District

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Nordwestmecklenburg
District
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern NWM 2011.svg
Country  Germany
State Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Capital Wismar
Area
 • Total 2,119 km2 (818 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total 156,000
 • Density 73.62/km2 (190.7/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration NWM
Website http://www.nordwestmecklenburg.de

Nordwestmecklenburg (Northwestern Mecklenburg) is a rural district (Landkreis) in the northwestern part of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. It is situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea and border on Schleswig-Holstein. The former district-free city of Wismar has been part and also capital of Nordwestmecklenburg since September 4, 2011.

The district was made in 1994 by joining the old districts Gadebusch, Grevesmühlen and Wismar, and also smaller parts of the districts Sternberg and Schwerin-Land.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms 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.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Amt-free towns Amt-free municipalities
  1. Grevesmühlen
  2. Wismar
  1. Insel Poel
Ämter
  1. Bad Kleinen
  2. Barnekow
  3. Bobitz
  4. Dorf Mecklenburg1
  5. Groß Stieten
  6. Hohen Viecheln
  7. Lübow
  8. Metelsdorf
  9. Schimm
  10. Ventschow
  1. Dragun
  2. Gadebusch1, 2
  3. Kneese
  4. Krembz
  5. Mühlen Eichsen
  6. Roggendorf
  7. Rögnitz
  8. Veelböken

[seat: Grevesmühlen]

  1. Bernstorf
  2. Börzow
  3. Gägelow
  4. Hanshagen
  5. Mallentin
  6. Plüschow
  7. Roggenstorf
  8. Rüting
  9. Testorf-Steinfort
  10. Upahl
  11. Warnow
  1. Boltenhagen
  2. Damshagen
  3. Hohenkirchen
  4. Kalkhorst
  5. Klütz1, 2
  6. Moor-Rolofshagen
  7. Zierow
  1. Alt Meteln
  2. Badow
  3. Brüsewitz
  4. Cramonshagen
  5. Dalberg-Wendelstorf
  6. Gottesgabe
  7. Grambow
  8. Klein Trebbow
  9. Lübstorf
  10. Lützow1
  11. Perlin
  12. Pingelshagen
  13. Pokrent
  14. Renzow
  15. Seehof
  16. Zickhusen
  1. Benz
  2. Blowatz
  3. Boiensdorf
  4. Hornstorf
  5. Krusenhagen
  6. Neuburg1
  1. Bibow
  2. Glasin
  3. Jesendorf
  4. Lübberstorf
  5. Neukloster1, 2
  6. Passee
  7. Warin2
  8. Zurow
  9. Züsow
  1. Carlow
  2. Dechow
  3. Groß Molzahn
  4. Holdorf
  5. Köchelstorf
  6. Königsfeld
  7. Nesow
  8. Rehna1, 2
  9. Rieps
  10. Schlagsdorf
  11. Thandorf
  12. Utecht
  13. Vitense
  14. Wedendorf
  1. Dassow2
  2. Grieben
  3. Groß Siemz
  4. Lockwisch
  5. Lüdersdorf
  6. Menzendorf
  7. Niendorf
  8. Papenhusen
  9. Roduchelstorf
  10. Schönberg1, 2
  11. Selmsdorf
1seat of the Amt; 2town

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