Schwerin

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Schwerin
Das Schweriner Schloss im Winter 2010.jpg
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Flag of Schwerin
Flag
Coat of arms of Schwerin
Coat of arms
Schwerin is located in Germany
Schwerin
Schwerin
Coordinates: 53°38′0″N 11°25′0″E / 53.63333°N 11.41667°E / 53.63333; 11.41667Coordinates: 53°38′0″N 11°25′0″E / 53.63333°N 11.41667°E / 53.63333; 11.41667
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Urban district
Government
 • Lord Mayor Rico Badenschier (SPD)
Area
 • Total 130.46 km2 (50.37 sq mi)
Elevation 38 m (125 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 95,668
 • Density 730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 19053, 19055, 19057, 19059, 19061, 19063
Dialling codes 0385
Vehicle registration SN
Website schwerin.de
County of Schwerin
Grafschaft Schwerin
County
1161–1358
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
County of Schwerin during the time of the Hohenstaufen Emperors (circa 1250)
Capital Schwerin
Government County
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  Established 1161
 •  Partitioned to Schwerin
    and Schwerin-Wittenburg
 
1279
 •  Partitioned to create
    Schwerin-Boizenburg
 
1323
 •  Inherited Tecklenburg 1328
 •  Schwerin-Schwerin comital line
    extinct
 
1344
 •  Schwerin-Wittenburg-Boizenburg extinct 1349 1358
 •  Comital line extinct; sold
    to Mecklenburg-Schwerin
 
1358
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Saxony Duchy of Saxony
Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Bishopric of Schwerin
Bistum Schwerin
Prince-Bishopric
1165–1648
Bishopric of Schwerin during the time of the Hohenstaufen Emperors (circa 1250)
Capital Schwerin
Government Prince-Bishopric
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  Established 1062
 •  Gained territory 1165
 •  Secularised to M-Schwerin 1648
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Saxony Duchy of Saxony
Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Schwerin is the capital city of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It has a population of 97,000. It is the second biggest city (behind Rostock) in the state. It is the smallest capital of a German state.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 31.12.2016". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). January 2018.