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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Map of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Population:
1,612,362 (as of 31 December 2015)

Administrative districts:
Nordwestmecklenburg (county seat: Wismar), Ludwigslust-Parchim (Parchim), Rostock (Güstrow), Mecklenburgische Seenplatte (Neubrandenburg), Vorpommern-Rügen (Stralsund) and Vorpommern-Greifswald (Greifswald)

District-free cities:
Rostock and Schwerin (state capital)

Area:
23,193 km2

Population density:
69 inhabitants per km2 (2015)

Gross domestic product:
EUR 39.9 billion (2015)

Borders:
Republic of Poland (78 km), states of Brandenburg (448 km), Lower Saxony (79 miles) and Schleswig-Holstein (137 miles)

Landscape:
significantly affected by the ice age in the west, about 20% forested areas, 5.9% of the territory is covered by water

Coast:
377 km coastline, 1,568 km long shoreline of boddens and lagoons with islands and peninsulas

Islands:
Five Baltic Sea islands are larger than 15 km2, including Rügen (930 km2), the largest island in Germany

Lakes:
Ten lakes in the state are 10 km2 and larger, including Lake Müritz (at 110 km2 Germany's largest lake), Lake Schwerin (62 km2) and Plauer Lake (38 km2)

Longest river:
the Elde (209 km in MV, 184 km of that navigable)

Nature conservation areas:
three national parks, seven nature parks, three biosphere reserves, 286 nature reserves

Source: Statistical Office of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (www.statistik-mv.de)