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Map of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern


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)

23,193 km2

Population density:
69 inhabitants per km2 (2015)

Gross domestic product:
EUR 39.9 billion (2015)

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

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

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

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

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)