List of cities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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Current districts of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, including capitals

In the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (German: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) there are 84 officially recognised towns and cities.

In addition there are the two district-free cities of Rostock and Schwerin.

District capitals[edit]

There are 6 district capitals in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern:

Table[edit]

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City/Town Coat of Arms District first mentioned Town privileges Area in km2 Population at December 31, 2013[1] Image
Altentreptow coat of arms of the city of Altentreptow Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1245 1245 52,83 5310 Das Rathaus und die Petrikirche in Altentreptow
Anklam coat of arms of the city of Anklam Vorpommern-Greifswald 1243 1264 56,57 12635 Peene Harbour of Anklam
Bad Doberan coat of arms of the city of Bad Doberan Rostock 1177 1879 32,74 12124 Brick Gothic Doberan Minster
Bad Sülze coat of arms of the city of Bad Sülze Vorpommern-Rügen 1243 1257[2] 26,37 1755 Windmill of Bad Sülze
Barth coat of arms of the city of Barth Vorpommern-Rügen 1255 1255 40,83 8660 Lange Strasse in Barth
Bergen auf Rügen coat of arms of the city of Bergen auf Rügen Vorpommern-Rügen 1314 1613 51,42 13618 Bergens ältestes Fachwerkhaus am Markt, im Hintergrund die St. Marienkirche
Boizenburg/Elbe coat of arms of the city of Boizenburg/Elbe Ludwigslust-Parchim 1158 1267 47,26 10527 Boizenburg moat around the old town
Brüel coat of arms of the city of Brüel Ludwigslust-Parchim 1222 1340[3] 27,30 2566 Der Rote See bei Brüel
Burg Stargard coat of arms of the city of Burg Stargard Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1244 1259[4] 61,68 5387 Die Burg Stargard
Bützow coat of arms of the city of Bützow Rostock 1171 1236 39,70 7887 Das Bützower Rathaus
Crivitz coat of arms of the city of Crivitz Ludwigslust-Parchim 1302 1302 75,48 4880 Stadtkirche in Crivitz
Dargun coat of arms of the city of Dargun Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1172 1938 117,15 4432 Darguner Kloster und Schlossruine
Dassow coat of arms of the city of Dassow Nordwestmecklenburg 1219 1938 66,54 4076 Der Lütgenhof in Dassow
Demmin coat of arms of the city of Demmin Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1070 1236[5] 81,56 11052 Hafen und Kahldenbrücke über die Peene
Dömitz coat of arms of the city of Dömitz Ludwigslust-Parchim 1235 1259 60,38 3046 New Market Square of Dömitz
Eggesin Wappen der Stadt Eggesin Vorpommern-Greifswald 1216 1966 88,01 4800 Eggesiner Fachwerkkirche
Franzburg coat of arms of the city of Franzburg Vorpommern-Rügen 1231 1587 15,19 1394 Franzburg Abbey Gardens
Friedland coat of arms of the city of Friedland (Mecklenburg) Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1244 1244 97,64 6679 Neubrandenburger Tor und Marienkirche in Friedland
Gadebusch coat of arms of the city of Gadebusch Nordwestmecklenburg 1194 1225 47,65 5507 Brick Gothic town hall of Gadebusch
Garz/Rügen coat of arms of the city of Garz/Rügen Vorpommern-Rügen 1207 1319 65,44 2220 Ernst Moritz Arndt house of birth in Garz
Gnoien coat of arms of the city of Gnoien Rostock 1257 1290 41,08 2911 Ehemalige großherzogliche Post Gnoien
Goldberg coat of arms of the city of Goldberg (Mecklenburg) Ludwigslust-Parchim 1227 1248 64,85 3591 Town hall of Goldberg
Grabow coat of arms of the city of Grabow (Elde) Ludwigslust-Parchim 1186 1252 47,68 5684 Town hall at Grabow market square
Greifswald coat of arms of the Hanseatic city of Greifswald Vorpommern-Greifswald 1241 1250 50,50 57985 Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald
Grevesmühlen coat of arms of the city of Grevesmühlen Nordwestmecklenburg 1226 1261 52,32 10440 Windmill of Grevesmühlen
Grimmen coat of arms of the city of Grimmen Vorpommern-Rügen 1267 1287 50,29 9888 Der Grimmener Wasserturm
Güstrow coat of arms of the city of Güstrow Rostock 1222 1228 70,86 29215 Güstrow renaissance palace
Gützkow coat of arms of the city of Gützkow Vorpommern-Greifswald 1301 1353 42,68 3042 Gützkower Rathaus
Hagenow coat of arms of the city of Hagenow Ludwigslust-Parchim 1190[6] 1754 67,44 11713 Old town and church of Hagenow
Jarmen coat of arms of the city of Jarmen Vorpommern-Greifswald 1269 1720 30,64 2981 Port of Jarmen
Klütz coat of arms of the city of Klütz Nordwestmecklenburg 1188 1938 44,12 3116 Bothmer Palace
Krakow am See coat of arms of the city of Krakow am See Rostock 1298 1467 87,07 3501 Panorama der Stadt Krakow am See
Kröpelin coat of arms of the city of Kröpelin Rostock 1177 1249 67,26 4773 Blick auf die Galerieholländerwindmühle vom Markt aus
Kühlungsborn coat of arms of the city of Kühlungsborn Rostock 1938[7] 1938 16,16 7909 Strand und Promenade in Kühlungsborn
Laage coat of arms of the city of Laage Rostock 1216 1336 81,27 5511 Das Rathaus in Laage
Lassan coat of arms of the city of Lassan Vorpommern-Greifswald 1136 1274 27,98 1513 Der Peenestrom bei Wolgast in der Nähe von Lassan
Loitz coat of arms of the city of Loitz Vorpommern-Greifswald 1242 1242 89,53 4334 Die Loitzer Marina mit ehemaligem Kleinbahnhof
Lübtheen coat of arms of the city of Lübtheen Ludwigslust-Parchim 1363 1938 119,69 4780 Gutshaus in Quassel bei Lübtheen
Lübz coat of arms of the city of Lübz Ludwigslust-Parchim 1308 1456[8] 49,12 6197 Amtsturm Lübz
Ludwigslust coat of arms of the city of Ludwigslust Ludwigslust-Parchim 1754 1876 78,30 12306 Ludwigslust baroque palace ("Versaille of the North")
Malchin coat of arms of the city of Malchin Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1236 1236 94,50 7456 Kalensches Tor, city gate in Malchin
Malchow coat of arms of the city of Malchow (Mecklenburg) Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1147 1235 44,60 6556 Das mecklenburgische Orgelmuseum in der Klosterkirche zu Malchow
Marlow coat of arms of the city of Marlow Vorpommern-Rügen 1210 1459 139,81 4553 Der Marktplatz und das Rathaus von Marlow
Mirow coat of arms of the city of Mirow Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1226 1919 84,08 3978 Schloss Mirow
Neubrandenburg coat of arms of the city of Neubrandenburg Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1248 1248 85,65 63794 Neubrandenburg im Morgennebel, by Caspar David Friedrich
Neubukow coat of arms of the city of Neubukow Rostock 1260 1435 24,99 3878 Neubukow Market Square
Neukalen coat of arms of the city of Neukalen Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1174[9] 1253[10] 46,84 1758 Rathaus von Neukalen
Neukloster coat of arms of the city of Neukloster Nordwestmecklenburg 1219 1938 27,49 3881 Abbey building Neukloster
Neustadt-Glewe coat of arms of the city of Neustadt-Glewe Ludwigslust-Parchim 1248 1248 93,91 6824 Die Alte Burg
Neustrelitz coat of arms of the city of Neustrelitz Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1278 1733 138,15 20426 Royal Church Neustrelitz
Parchim coat of arms of the city of Parchim Ludwigslust-Parchim 1170 1226 106,61 17964 Parchim post office
Pasewalk coat of arms of the city of Pasewalk Vorpommern-Greifswald 1121 1251[11] 54,99 10403 Amtsgericht von Pasewalk
Penkun coat of arms of the city of Penkun Vorpommern-Greifswald 1240 1269 78,63 1874 Penkun Castle
Penzlin coat of arms of the city of Penzlin Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1170 1263 115,47 4212 Penzliner Burg
Plau am See coat of arms of the city of Plau am See Ludwigslust-Parchim 1235 1226 115,99 6076 Kanal in Plau am See
Putbus coat of arms of the city of Putbus Vorpommern-Rügen 1810 1810 66,60 4334 Circus Putbus
Rehna coat of arms of the city of Rehna Nordwestmecklenburg 1230 1791 22,52 3492 Das Kloster Rehna
Rerik coat of arms of the city of Rerik Rostock 1238[12] 1938[13] 33,45 2136 Seebrücke von Rerik
Ribnitz-Damgarten coat of arms of the city of Ribnitz-Damgarten Vorpommern-Rügen 1950 1950 122,20 15208 Rostock Gate and St. Mary in Ribnitz
Richtenberg coat of arms of the city Richtenberg Vorpommern-Rügen 1231 1297 15,63 1325 Richtenberg and the lake Richtenberger See
Röbel/Müritz coat of arms of the city of Röbel/Müritz Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1226 1261 30,17 5106 Aerial view of Röbel
Rostock coat of arms of the Hanseatic city Rostock Kreisfreie Stadt 1161 1218 181,44 207513 Das Leuchtfeuer im Hafen Rostock-Warnemünde
Sassnitz coat of arms of the city of Sassnitz Vorpommern-Rügen 1906[14] 1957 46,45 9485 Hängebrücke zum Sassnitzer Hafen
Schönberg coat of arms of the city of Schönberg (Mecklenburg) Nordwestmecklenburg 1219 1822 38,09 4398 Blick über den Oberteich auf die St.-Laurentius-Kirche
Schwaan coat of arms of the city of Schwaan Rostock 1276 1276 38,28 4959 Schwaan church and town hall
Schwerin (state capital) coat of arms of the city of Schwerin Kreisfreie Stadt 1018[15] 1160 130,46 95668 Schwerin Palace (seat of the state parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Stavenhagen coat of arms of the city of Stavenhagen Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1230 1264 40,84 6127 Barockes Schloss Stavenhagen
Sternberg coat of arms of the city of Sternberg Ludwigslust-Parchim 1248 1248 67,67 4252 Die Sternberger Kirche hinter der Stadtmauer
Stralsund coat of arms of the Hanseatic city of Stralsund Vorpommern-Rügen 1234 1234 38,97 59101 World Heritage Old Town of Stralsund at the Baltic Sea
Strasburg (Uckermark) coat of arms of the city of Strasburg (Uckermark) Vorpommern-Greifswald 1250[16] 1250[17] 86,83 4890 Church of Strasburg (Uckermark)
Tessin coat of arms of the city of Tessin Rostock 1121 1343 24,52 3855 Tessiner Kirche
Teterow coat of arms of the city of Teterow Rostock 1215[18] 1272[19] 47,17 8524 Teterow Bergring race track
Torgelow coat of arms of the city of Torgelow Vorpommern-Greifswald 1281 1945 49,46 9349 Christuskirche in Torgelow
Tribsees coat of arms of the city of Tribsees Vorpommern-Rügen 1136 1285 54,75 2636 Tribsees and Trebel river
Ueckermünde coat of arms of the city of Ueckermünde Vorpommern-Greifswald 1178 1260 84,69 8696 Strand von Ueckermünde
Usedom coat of arms of the city of Usedom Vorpommern-Greifswald 1128 1298 38,57 1810 Marienkirche und Fachwerkhaus in der Stadt Usedom
Waren (Müritz) coat of arms of the city of Waren (Müritz) Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1260[20] 1260[21] 158,39 21367 The Müritzeum aquarium in Waren
Warin coat of arms of the city of Warin Nordwestmecklenburg 1178 1306 44,26 3244 Stiftskirche in Warin
Wesenberg coat of arms of the city of Wesenberg (Mecklenburg) Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1252 1252 89,43 3040 Die Wesenberger Burg
Wismar coat of arms of the Hanseatic city of Wismar Nordwestmecklenburg 1147 1226 41,36 42992 Wismar waterworks
Wittenburg coat of arms of the city of Stadt Wittenburg Ludwigslust-Parchim 1154 1230 46,25 6355 Town hall of Wittenburg
Woldegk coat of arms of the city of Woldegk Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1236[22] 1298 103,70 4360 Museumsmühle
Wolgast coat of arms of the city of Wolgast Vorpommern-Greifswald 1123 1257 61,52 12172 Peene bridge in Wolgast
Zarrentin am Schaalsee coat of arms of the city of Zarrentin am Schaalsee Ludwigslust-Parchim 1139 1938 91,89 5134 Konventsgebäude

Former cities on the current territory of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern[edit]

City Coat of Arms District first mentioned City
from-until
Altkalen N/A Rostock 1174 1253–1281 Town privileges given to Neukalen
Damgarten Wappen Damgarten.png Vorpommern-Rügen 1258 1258–1950 1950 fusion with Ribnitz to Ribnitz-Damgarten
Feldberg DEU Feldberger Seenlandschaft COA.svg Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1256 1919–1999 on June 13, 1999 incorporated in Feldberger Seenlandschaft
Kummerow N/A Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1222 1255–1671 after depopulation in 30-years-war
Ribnitz Wappen Ribnitz.png Vorpommern-Rügen 1210 1233–1950 1950 fusion with Damgarten to Ribnitz-Damgarten
Strelitz-Alt N/A Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1278 1349–1931 1931 incorporation into Neustrelitz

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ MV Stats: Census results
  2. ^ Town privileges between 1255 and 1260
  3. ^ 1377 according to other sources
  4. ^ 1259 is the date for the town of Stargard; the "Burg" area with the castle was incorporated in 1929, the town renamed to Burg Stargard.
  5. ^ Town privileges given between 1236 and 1249
  6. ^ Town privileges given between 1190 and 1195
  7. ^ Fusion of the former villages/seaside resorts of Fulgen, Brunshaupten and Arendsee
  8. ^ exact date not really clear, town privileges received definitely until 1506
  9. ^ Altkalen
  10. ^ 1281 new foundation 10 km further south
  11. ^ unsettled date, definite town privileges at 1276
  12. ^ for the village of Alt Gaarz
  13. ^ for renaming of Alt Gaarz to Rerik
  14. ^ merging of the fishing villages Saßnitz and Crampas
  15. ^ around 1018
  16. ^ around 1250
  17. ^ around 1250
  18. ^ Construction of the church started
  19. ^ probably in 1235 already, unclear
  20. ^ between 1260 and 1270
  21. ^ between 1260 and 1270
  22. ^ between 1236 and 1250