Parchim (district)

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Parchim
District
Mecklenburg wp pch.png
Country  Germany
State Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Disbanded 2011
Capital Parchim
Area
 • Total 2,233 km2 (862 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 95,798
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration PCH
Website landkreis-parchim.de

Parchim is a former Kreis (district) in the southwestern part of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. Neighboring districts were (from the north clockwise) Nordwestmecklenburg, Güstrow, Müritz, the district Prignitz in Brandenburg, the district Ludwigslust and the district-free city Schwerin. The district was disbanded at the district reform of September 2011. Its territory has been part of the Ludwigslust-Parchim district since.

Geography[edit]

Most of the district is now agriculturally used, 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[edit]

In 1994 the three districts of Parchim, Sternberg and Lübz were merged into the enlarged district of Parchim. The borders of this new district were roughly identical with the medieval principality of Parchim-Riechenberg, which existed between 1238 and 1316. This district was merged with the district of Ludwigslust 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 bull's head, which is both the symbol of the former Estate of Parchim, as well as of Mecklenburg into which it was incorporated in 1471. The two blue corners symbolize the two biggest lakes of the district - the Schweriner See and the Plauer See.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

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

Amt-free town
  1. Parchim
Ämter
  1. Banzkow1
  2. Plate
  3. Sukow
  1. Barnin
  2. Bülow
  3. Crivitz1, 2
  4. Demen
  5. Friedrichsruhe
  6. Tramm
  7. Zapel
  1. Gallin-Kuppentin
  2. Gischow
  3. Granzin
  4. Herzberg
  5. Karbow-Vietlübbe
  6. Kreien
  7. Kritzow
  8. Lübz1, 2
  9. Lutheran
  10. Marnitz
  11. Passow
  12. Siggelkow
  13. Suckow
  14. Tessenow
  15. Wahlstorf
  16. Werder
  1. Diestelow
  2. Dobbertin
  3. Goldberg1, 2
  4. Mestlin
  5. Neu Poserin
  6. Techentin
  7. Wendisch Waren
  1. Cambs
  2. Dobin am See
  3. Gneven
  4. Godern
  5. Langen Brütz
  6. Leezen1
  7. Pinnow
  8. Raben Steinfeld
  1. Damm
  2. Domsühl
  3. Grebbin
  4. Groß Godems
  5. Groß Niendorf
  6. Karrenzin
  7. Lewitzrand
  8. Rom
  9. Severin
  10. Spornitz
  11. Stolpe
  12. Ziegendorf
  13. Zölkow
  1. Barkhagen
  2. Buchberg
  3. Ganzlin
  4. Plau am See1, 2
  5. Wendisch Priborn
  1. Blankenberg
  2. Borkow
  3. Brüel2
  4. Dabel
  5. Hohen Pritz
  6. Kobrow
  7. Kuhlen-Wendorf
  8. Langen Jarchow
  9. Mustin
  10. Sternberg1, 2
  11. Weitendorf
  12. Witzin
  13. Zahrensdorf
1seat of the Amt; 2town

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Landkreis Parchim at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°30′N 11°55′E / 53.5°N 11.92°E / 53.5; 11.92