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Bad Doberan (district)

former district in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
(Redirected from Bad Doberan Rural District)

Bad Doberan is a former district in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany.

Bad Doberan
Mecklenburg wp dbr.png
Country Germany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
Disbanded2011
CapitalBad Doberan
Area
 • Total1,362 km2 (526 sq mi)
Population
 (2010-12-31)
 • Total117,197
 • Density86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationDBR
Websitelk-dbr.de

In the Middle Ages the region was made rich because Hanseatic city of Rostock was close. Today the city of Rostock is surrounded by the district, but not a part of it.

In 1793 the bathing resort of Heiligendamm (today a borough of Bad Doberan) was started, and the region became a summer residence for the dukes of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

In 1952 the districts of Bad Doberan and Rostock-Land were made. They were joined in 1994 to make the present district.

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms displays:
  • the griffin from the arms of Rostock, to show how important the city has been for the district
  • the bull from the arms of the former duchy of Mecklenburg
  • the clerical staff stands for the old and famous Cistercian monastery of Bad Doberan

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