Müritz

Statistics
State:Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Capital:Waren
Area:1,713 km²
Inhabitants:69,544 (2001)
pop. density:41 inh./km²
Car identification:MÜR
Homepage:http://www.landkreis-mueritz.de
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Müritz is a Kreis (district) in the southern part of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Demmin, Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the district-free city Neubrandenburg, the district Ostprignitz-Ruppin in Brandenburg, Parchim and Güstrow.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 History
3 Coat of arms
4 Towns and municipalities
5 External links

Geography

The name "Müritz" may also apply to the entire Müritz lakeland and especially to the Müritz National Park; the largest lake of this area, the Müritz lake, is sometimes called "the Müritz".

The district of Müritz constitutes roughly the western half of the Müritz lakeland and the Müritz National Park. The Müritz lake has an area of 117 km²; it is the second largest lake of Germany after Lake Constance, and the largest lake entirely within the German borders.

For more informations on the landscape, see Müritz National Park.

History

The district was created on June 12, 1994 by merging the previous districts Röbel and Waren, and a few municipalities from the districts Malchin and Neustrelitz.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows a bull head in the top left corner, symbolizing the Princes of Werle. The osprey to the right stands for the rich nature in the district. The city wall in the bottom with four tops stands for the four cities in the district, and the wavy lines in the city gate for the Müritz lake land.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Malchow
  2. Penzlin¹
  3. Röbel
  4. Waren
¹ inside a Amt
    Amt
  1. Penzliner Land
  2. Malchow-Land
  3. Moltzow
  4. Rechlin
  5. Röbel-Land
  6. Waren-Land

External links


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