Dargun is a town in the Mecklenburgische Seenplatte district, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. It is situated 12 km (7 mi) km west of Demmin. It is famous for Dargun Palace, a former Cistercian abbey.

Dargun
Model of Dargun Abbey and Palace prior to destruction in WW2
Model of Dargun Abbey and Palace prior to destruction in WW2
Coat of arms of Dargun
Coat of arms
Location of Dargun within Mecklenburgische Seenplatte district
Dargun in MBS.svg
Dargun is located in Germany
Dargun
Dargun
Dargun is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Dargun
Dargun
Coordinates: 53°53′N 12°50′E / 53.883°N 12.833°E / 53.883; 12.833Coordinates: 53°53′N 12°50′E / 53.883°N 12.833°E / 53.883; 12.833
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictMecklenburgische Seenplatte
Subdivisions19
Government
 • MayorKarl-Heinz Graupmann
Area
 • Total117.15 km2 (45.23 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,365
 • Density37/km2 (97/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
17159
Dialling codes039959
Vehicle registrationDM
Websitewww.dargun.de

HistoryEdit

From 1815 to 1918 Dargun was part of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistisches Amt M-V – Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden 2018". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Dargun at Wikimedia Commons