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Coat of arms of Vorpommern-Rügen
Coat of arms
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern VR 2011.svg
Country  Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Capital Stralsund
 • Total 3,188 km2 (1,231 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2015)[1]
 • Total 224,820
 • Density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration VR, GMN, NVP, RDG, RÜG
Stralsund: HST
Website www.lk-vr.de

Vorpommern-Rügen is a district in the north of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. It is bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the Baltic Sea and the districts Vorpommern-Greifswald, Mecklenburgische Seenplatte and Rostock. The district seat is the Hanseatic city of Stralsund.[2]

Vorpommern-Rügen is characterized by diverse shore line landscapes with many lagoons, beaches and cliff lines, part of them protected in the Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park and in the Jasmund National Park. The area is also a very popular destination for national and international tourism, including Rügen, the biggest island of Germany, the island of Hiddensee, the Fischland-Darss-Zingst peninsula and its adjacent town of Barth with the Stralsund Barth Airport, the port of Sassnitz and the UNESCO World Heritage city of Stralsund.

Sailing at the cliff shores of Jasmund National Park, island of Rügen. The Vorpommern-Rügen district is one of the most popular places for national and international tourism in Germany, thanks to its unique protected nature, good infrastructure, popular resort architecture spas, historical towns and vast beaches at the shores of the Baltic Sea.


The district was established by merging the former districts of Nordvorpommern and Rügen and the former district-free city of Stralsund as part of the local government reform of September 2011.[2] The name of the district was decided by referendum on 4 September 2011.[3] The project name for the district was Nordvorpommern.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Amt-free municipalities[edit]

  1. Grimmen, town
  2. Marlow, town
  3. Putbus, town
  4. Sassnitz, town
  5. Stralsund, town
  6. Binz
  7. Süderholz
  8. Zingst


Constituent Ämter of Vorpommern-Rügen


  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 31.12.2015". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Mecklenburg-Vorpommern government reform". Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Referendum results Nordvorpommern". Retrieved 5 September 2011. 

Coordinates: 54°20′N 13°00′E / 54.333°N 13.000°E / 54.333; 13.000