Parchim

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For the class of corvette, see Parchim class corvette.
Parchim
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Parchim
Coat of arms
Parchim   is located in Germany
Parchim
Parchim
Coordinates: 53°25′N 11°50′E / 53.417°N 11.833°E / 53.417; 11.833Coordinates: 53°25′N 11°50′E / 53.417°N 11.833°E / 53.417; 11.833
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Ludwigslust-Parchim
Government
 • Mayor Bernd Rolly (SPD)
Area
 • Total 124.49 km2 (48.07 sq mi)
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 17,674
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 19370
Dialling codes 03871
Vehicle registration PCH
Website www.parchim.de

Parchim (German pronunciation: [ˈpaʁçɪm]) is a town in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. It is the capital of the Ludwigslust-Parchim district. It was the birthplace of Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, to whom a monument was erected in 1876. Founded about 1210, one branch of the family of the duke of Mecklenburg residence in Parchim during part of the 14th century. It became a prosperous industrial town during the 16th century, but this prosperity was destroyed by the Thirty Years' War.

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Saint George's church
Fountain
Timber-framed house

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.