Ludwigslust (district)

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Ludwigslust
District
Mecklenburg wp lwl.png
Country  Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Disbanded 2011
Capital Ludwigslust
Area
 • Total 2,517 km2 (972 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)
 • Total 122,564
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration LWL
Website kreis-lwl.de

Ludwigslust is a former Kreis (district) in the southwest of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Neighboring districts were (from the north clockwise) Nordwestmecklenburg, the district-free city Schwerin, Parchim, Prignitz in Brandenburg, Lüchow-Dannenberg and Lüneburg in Lower Saxony and the district Lauenburg in Schleswig-Holstein. The district was disbanded at the district reform of September 2011. Its territory has been part of the Ludwigslust-Parchim district since.

Geography[edit]

The district was situated roughly between the river Elbe and the city of Schwerin. Before the 2011 district reform, it was the largest district of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, but very sparsely populated.

History[edit]

After the German reunification the two districts of Hagenow and Ludwigslust were established. In 1994 both together with the two Ämter Rastow and Stralendorf from the district Schwerin-Land were merged to the today's district of Ludwigslust. This district was merged with the district of Parchim at the district reform of September 2011, forming the new Ludwigslust-Parchim district.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows a horse in the top, referring to the horse breeding station in Redefin as well as the tradition of horse breeding in the area in general. The Counts of Schwerin also used a horse as their symbol. The wavy line separating the bottom symbolizes the river Elbe. The three oak leaves in the bottom stand for the three districts which were merged to make up today's district. The colors derive from two historic counties - red-yellow from the county of Schwerin and red-silver-green from the county Dannenberg.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

The subdivisions of the district were (situation August 2011):

Amt-free towns
  1. Boizenburg
  2. Hagenow
  3. Lübtheen
  4. Ludwigslust
Ämter
  1. Bengerstorf
  2. Besitz
  3. Brahlstorf
  4. Dersenow
  5. Gresse
  6. Greven
  7. Neu Gülze
  8. Nostorf
  9. Schwanheide
  10. Teldau
  11. Tessin bei Boizenburg
  1. Dömitz1, 2
  2. Grebs-Niendorf
  3. Karenz
  4. Malk Göhren
  5. Malliß
  6. Neu Kaliß
  7. Vielank
  1. Balow
  2. Brunow
  3. Dambeck
  4. Eldena
  5. Gorlosen
  6. Grabow1, 2
  7. Karstädt
  8. Kremmin
  9. Milow
  10. Möllenbeck
  11. Muchow
  12. Prislich
  13. Steesow
  14. Zierzow
  1. Alt Zachun
  2. Bandenitz
  3. Belsch
  4. Bobzin
  5. Bresegard bei Picher
  6. Gammelin
  7. Groß Krams
  8. Hoort
  9. Hülseburg
  10. Kirch Jesar
  11. Kuhstorf
  12. Moraas
  13. Pätow-Steegen
  14. Picher
  15. Pritzier
  16. Redefin
  17. Setzin
  18. Strohkirchen
  19. Toddin
  20. Warlitz
  1. Alt Krenzlin
  2. Bresegard bei Eldena
  3. Göhlen
  4. Groß Laasch
  5. Leussow
  6. Lübesse
  7. Lüblow
  8. Rastow
  9. Sülstorf
  10. Uelitz
  11. Warlow
  12. Wöbbelin
  1. Blievenstorf
  2. Brenz
  3. Neustadt-Glewe1, 2
  1. Dümmer
  2. Holthusen
  3. Klein Rogahn
  4. Pampow
  5. Schossin
  6. Stralendorf1
  7. Warsow
  8. Wittenförden
  9. Zülow
  1. Körchow
  2. Lehsen
  3. Wittenburg1, 2
  4. Wittendörp
  1. Gallin
  2. Kogel
  3. Lüttow-Valluhn
  4. Vellahn
  5. Zarrentin1, 2
1seat of the Amt; 2town

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Landkreis Ludwigslust at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°20′N 11°15′E / 53.33°N 11.25°E / 53.33; 11.25