List of cities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

In the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (German: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) there are 84 officially recognised towns and cities.

Current districts of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, including capitals

In addition there are the two district-free cities of Rostock and Schwerin.

District capitalsEdit

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

TableEdit

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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-VorpommernEdit

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

SourcesEdit

  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