Current districts of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, including capitals
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

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

Table

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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
Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1245 1245 52,83 5262
Anklam
Vorpommern-Greifswald 1243 1264 56,57 12331
Bad Doberan
Rostock 1177 1879 32,74 12642
Bad Sülze
Vorpommern-Rügen 1243 1257[2] 26,37 1727
Barth
Vorpommern-Rügen 1255 1255 40,83 8593
Bergen auf Rügen
Vorpommern-Rügen 1314 1613 51,42 13478
Boizenburg/Elbe
Ludwigslust-Parchim 1158 1267 47,26 10730
Brüel
Ludwigslust-Parchim 1222 1340[3] 27,30 2566
Burg Stargard
Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1244 1259[4] 61,68 5384
Bützow
Rostock 1171 1236 39,70 7789
Crivitz
Ludwigslust-Parchim 1302 1302 75,48 4859
Dargun
Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1172 1938 117,15 4329
Dassow
Nordwestmecklenburg 1219 1938 66,54 4063
Demmin
Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1070 1236[5] 81,56 10564
Dömitz
Ludwigslust-Parchim 1235 1259 60,38 3011
Eggesin
Vorpommern-Greifswald 1216 1966 88,01 4710
Franzburg
Vorpommern-Rügen 1231 1587 15,19 1395
Friedland
Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1244 1244 97,64 6456
Gadebusch
Nordwestmecklenburg 1194 1225 47,65 5463
Garz/Rügen
Vorpommern-Rügen 1207 1319 65,44 2185
Gnoien
Rostock 1257 1290 41,08 2888
Goldberg
Ludwigslust-Parchim 1227 1248 64,85 3434
Grabow
Ludwigslust-Parchim 1186 1252 47,68 5591
Greifswald
Vorpommern-Greifswald 1241 1250 50,50 59232
Grevesmühlen
Nordwestmecklenburg 1226 1261 52,32 10434
Grimmen
Vorpommern-Rügen 1267 1287 50,29 9489
Güstrow
Rostock 1222 1228 70,86 29083
Gützkow
Vorpommern-Greifswald 1301 1353 42,68 2978
Hagenow
Ludwigslust-Parchim 1190[6] 1754 67,44 12175
Jarmen
Vorpommern-Greifswald 1269 1720 30,64 2926
Klütz
Nordwestmecklenburg 1188 1938 44,12 3053
Krakow am See
Rostock 1298 1467 87,07 3426
Kröpelin
Rostock 1177 1249 67,26 4752
Kühlungsborn
Rostock 1938[7] 1938 16,16 7867
Laage
Rostock 1216 1336 81,27 6469
Lassan
Vorpommern-Greifswald 1136 1274 27,98 1483
Loitz
Vorpommern-Greifswald 1242 1242 89,53 4264
Lübtheen
Ludwigslust-Parchim 1363 1938 119,69 4655
Lübz
Ludwigslust-Parchim 1308 1456[8] 49,12 6239
Ludwigslust
Ludwigslust-Parchim 1754 1876 78,30 11950
Malchin
Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1236 1236 94,50 7326
Malchow
Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1147 1235 44,60 6569
Marlow
Vorpommern-Rügen 1210 1459 139,81 4594
Mirow
Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1226 1919 84,08 3891
Neubrandenburg
Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1248 1248 85,65 63761
Neubukow
Rostock 1260 1435 24,99 3952
Neukalen
Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1174[9] 1253[10] 46,84 1741
Neukloster
Nordwestmecklenburg 1219 1938 27,49 3960
Neustadt-Glewe
Ludwigslust-Parchim 1248 1248 93,91 7032
Neustrelitz
Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1278 1733 138,15 20128
Parchim
Ludwigslust-Parchim 1170 1226 106,61 17773
Pasewalk
Vorpommern-Greifswald 1121 1251[11] 54,99 10047
Penkun
Vorpommern-Greifswald 1240 1269 78,63 1775
Penzlin
Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1170 1263 115,47 4128
Plau am See
Ludwigslust-Parchim 1235 1226 115,99 6049
Putbus
Vorpommern-Rügen 1810 1810 66,60 4435
Rehna
Nordwestmecklenburg 1230 1791 22,52 3573
Rerik
Rostock 1238[12] 1938[13] 33,45 2160
Ribnitz-Damgarten
Vorpommern-Rügen 1950 1950 122,20 15235
Richtenberg
Vorpommern-Rügen 1231 1297 15,63 1303
Röbel/Müritz
Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1226 1261 30,17 4998
Rostock
Kreisfreie Stadt 1161 1218 181,44 209191
Sassnitz
Vorpommern-Rügen 1906[14] 1957 46,45 9186
Schönberg
Nordwestmecklenburg 1219 1822 38,09 4730
Schwaan
Rostock 1276 1276 38,28 5017
Schwerin (state capital)
Kreisfreie Stadt 1018[15] 1160 130,46 95653
Stavenhagen
Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1230 1264 40,84 5723
Sternberg
Ludwigslust-Parchim 1248 1248 67,67 4124
Stralsund
Vorpommern-Rügen 1234 1234 38,97 59418
Strasburg (Uckermark)
Vorpommern-Greifswald 1250[16] 1250[17] 86,83 4635
Tessin
Rostock 1121 1343 24,52 3993
Teterow
Rostock 1215[18] 1272[19] 47,17 8341
Torgelow
Vorpommern-Greifswald 1281 1945 49,46 9046
Tribsees
Vorpommern-Rügen 1136 1285 54,75 2612
Ueckermünde
Vorpommern-Greifswald 1178 1260 84,69 8442
Usedom
Vorpommern-Greifswald 1128 1298 38,57 1725
Waren (Müritz)
Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1260[20] 1260[21] 158,39 21057
Warin
Nordwestmecklenburg 1178 1306 44,26 3214
Wesenberg
Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1252 1252 89,43 3031
Wismar
Nordwestmecklenburg 1147 1226 41,36 42963
Wittenburg
Ludwigslust-Parchim 1154 1230 46,25 6265
Woldegk
Mecklenburgische Seenplatte 1236[22] 1298 103,70 4315
Wolgast
Vorpommern-Greifswald 1123 1257 61,52 11879
Zarrentin am Schaalsee
Ludwigslust-Parchim 1139 1938 91,89 5228

Former cities on the current territory of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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

Sources

  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