Parchim Rural District
|• Total||2,233 km2 (862 sq mi)|
|• Density||48/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
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]
|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]
|1seat of the Amt; 2town|
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website (German)