Nordwestmecklenburg

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Nordwestmecklenburg (Northwestern Mecklenburg) is a Kreis (district) in the north-western part of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. It is situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea and border on Schleswig-Holstein. Neighboring districts are (from east clockwise) Bad Doberan, Güstrow, Parchim, the district-free city Schwerin, the district Ludwigslust, and the district Lauenburg and the district-free city Lübeck in Schleswig-Holstein. The district-free city Wismar north of the district is nearly surrounded by it.

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Geography

The district is roughly situated in a triangle between the towns of Lübeck, Wismar and Schwerin. In the north there is the coast of the Baltic Sea with the small island of Poel; two large lakes are partially situated in Nordwestmecklenburg: the eastern half of the Schaalsee (23 km²) at the western border; and the northern half of the Schweriner See (63 km²) in the south, as well as one smaller lake, Mechower See (1.6 km2).

History

The district was created in 1994 by merging the previous districts Gadebusch, Grevesmühlen and Wismar, and also smaller parts of the districts Sternberg and Schwerin-Land.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms was designed by the designer and heraldic Heinz Kippnick, and was granted on July 1, 1996.

Towns and municipalities

[seat: Grevesmühlen]

References

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