Nordvorpommern

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Nordvorpommern ("North Western Pomerania") is a Kreis (district) in the northern part of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. It is situated at the coast of the Baltic Sea, where it encloses the city of Stralsund. Other neighboring districts are (from east clockwise) Ostvorpommern, Demmin, Güstrow and Bad Doberan.

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Geography

The coast is characterised by an elongated peninsula, the Darß. Between the Darß and the mainland there is a very shallow lagoon, which is a part of the Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park, just as the entire peninsula itself.

History

In history this region was the westernmost part of Pomerania. Until 1819 it was a Swedish, after that Prussian territory called Neuvorpommern. The district was created in 1994 by merging the three previous districts Grimmen, Ribnitz-Damgarten and Stralsund.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms was granted on December 3, 1997.

Towns and municipalities

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Coordinates: 54°10′N 12°50′E / 54.17°N 12.83°E / 54.17; 12.83

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