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Müritz Rural District

former rural district of Germany

Müritz is a former district in the southern part of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. It is named after the lake Müritz. Lake Müritz is the largest Lake in Germany. Lake Constance is larger, but part of it is in Switzerland and another part in Austria.

Müritz
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Country Germany
StateMecklenburg-Western Pomerania
DisbandedSeptember 2011
CapitalWaren
Area
 • Total1,713 km2 (661 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total69,544
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationMÜR
Websitelandkreis-mueritz.de

HistoryEdit

The district was created on June 12, 1994 by joining the old districts of Röbel and Waren, and a few municipalities from the districts Malchin and Neustrelitz.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms shows a bull head in the top left corner, for the Princes of Werle. The osprey to the right stands for the rich nature in the district. The city wall in the bottom with four tops stands for the four cities in the district, and the wavy lines in the city gate for the Müritz lake land.

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