Location of Bezirk Schwerin within the German Democratic Republic
|Country||German Democratic Republic|
|Subdivisions||10 Kreise and 1 Stadtkreise|
|• Total||8,672 km2 (3,348 sq mi)|
|• Density||69/km2 (180/sq mi)|
The district was established, with the other 13, on July 25, 1952, substituting the old German states. After October 3, 1990, it was disestablished due to the German reunification, becoming again part of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern except district of Perleberg went to Brandenburg.
The Bezirk was divided into 11 Kreise: 1 urban district (Stadtkreise) and 10 rural districts (Landkreise):
- Urban district : Schwerin.
- Rural districts : Bützow; Gadebusch; Güstrow; Hagenow; Ludwigslust; Lübz; Parchim; Perleberg; Schwerin-Land; Sternberg.
- "40 Jahre DDR", National central administration for statistics, May 1989