|Municipal assoc.||Malchin am Kummerower See|
|• Mayor||Willi Voß|
|• Total||46.84 km2 (18.09 sq mi)|
|Elevation||3 m (10 ft)|
|• Density||37/km2 (96/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
(Old) Kalen was first mentioned in a document of 1174. After 1236, Kalen, now called Altkalen, was located on the trade route from Szczecin to Rostockand and it expanded as a city with a strong fortifications. The city got lands and in 1253 it was granted the Lübeck law. In 1281 the city was moved for unknown reasons to Gnoien and so Neukalen was newly founded in 1281.
- Anke Borchmann (born 1954), rower, Olympic and double world champion