Ostvorpommern

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Ostvorpommern is a Kreis (district) in the eastern part of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from east clockwise) Uecker-Randow, Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Demmin and Nordvorpommern. The Hanseatic city of Greifswald is enclosed by the district, but does not belong to it.

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Geography

It is situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea. It includes the western parts of the island of Usedom, with the exception of the city of Swinoujscie (German Swinemünde), which belongs to Poland. Usedom is the second largest German island, the largest being Rügen. Its total area is 445 km2 (172 sq mi), the area within Germany is 373 km2 (144 sq mi), within Poland 72 km2 (28 sq mi).

The Peene river enters the district in the West, runs through the town of Anklam, and flows into a strait called Peenestrom, which separates Usedom from the mainland. The town of Wolgast and the village of Peenemünde are situated near the Peenestrom.

History

The district was created on June 12, 1994 by merging the former districts of Anklam, Greifswald and Wolgast.

Coat of arms

Towns and municipalities

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Coordinates: 53°56′N 13°40′E / 53.93°N 13.67°E / 53.93; 13.67

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