Güstrow (district)

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Güstrow
Locator map GÜ in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.svg
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
Disbanded2011
CapitalGüstrow
Area
 • Total2,058 km2 (795 sq mi)
Population
 (2010-12-31)
 • Total98,992
 • Density48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registration
Websitekreis-gue.de

Güstrow (German pronunciation: [ˈɡʏstʁo]) is a former district in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. It was bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Bad Doberan, Nordvorpommern, Demmin, Müritz, Parchim and Nordwestmecklenburg. The district was disbanded at the district reform of September 2011. Its territory has been part of the district of Rostock since.

History[edit]

From 1621 to 1695 the present-day district was occupied by the small duchy of Mecklenburg-Güstrow. Afterwards large parts belonged to the duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, a small portion to the duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (see Mecklenburg).

Güstrow District was established in 1994 by merging the former districts of Güstrow, Teterow and Bützow. This district was merged with the district of Bad Doberan at the district reform of 4 September 2011, forming the new district of Rostock.

Geography[edit]

The district was situated in the centre of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The Warnow river runs through the district from the southwest to the north. In the southern part of the district there are several lakes constituting the northern edge of the Müritz lakeland.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms displays:

The colours are derived from the arms of the dissolved district of Bützow.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

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

Amt-free towns
  1. Güstrow
  2. Teterow
Ämter
  1. Baumgarten
  2. Bernitt
  3. Bützow1, 2
  4. Dreetz
  5. Jürgenshagen
  6. Klein Belitz
  7. Penzin
  8. Rühn
  9. Steinhagen
  10. Tarnow
  11. Warnow
  12. Zepelin
  1. Altkalen
  2. Behren-Lübchin
  3. Boddin
  4. Finkenthal
  5. Gnoien1, 2
  6. Lühburg
  7. Walkendorf
  8. Wasdow3
  1. Glasewitz
  2. Groß Schwiesow
  3. Gülzow-Prüzen
  4. Gutow
  5. Klein Upahl
  6. Kuhs
  7. Lohmen
  8. Lüssow
  9. Mistorf
  10. Mühl Rosin
  11. Plaaz
  12. Reimershagen
  13. Sarmstorf
  14. Zehna
  1. Dobbin-Linstow
  2. Hoppenrade
  3. Krakow am See1, 2
  4. Kuchelmiß
  5. Lalendorf
  6. Langhagen3
  1. Diekhof
  2. Dolgen am See
  3. Hohen Sprenz
  4. Laage1, 2
  5. Wardow
  1. Alt Sührkow
  2. Dahmen
  3. Dalkendorf
  4. Groß Roge
  5. Groß Wokern
  6. Groß Wüstenfelde
  7. Hohen Demzin
  8. Jördenstorf
  9. Lelkendorf
  10. Prebberede
  11. Schorssow
  12. Schwasdorf
  13. Sukow-Levitzow
  14. Thürkow
  15. Warnkenhagen
1 - seat of the Amt; 2 - town; 3 - former town/municipality

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Landkreis Güstrow at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°50′N 12°25′E / 53.83°N 12.42°E / 53.83; 12.42