Parchim Rural District

former rural district of Germany

Parchim is a former district in the southwestern part of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany.

Parchim
Mecklenburg wp pch.png
Country Germany
StateMecklenburg-Western Pomerania
DisbandedSeptember 2011
CapitalParchim
Area
 • Total2,233 km2 (862 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total107,996
 • Density48/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationPCH
Websitehttp://www.kreis-pch.de/

GeographyEdit

Most of the district is now used for farming, but in the easternmost part there are several lakes, the largest of them being the Plauer See (39 km²). The Plauer See marks the western end of the Müritz lakeland.

HistoryEdit

Until 1994 the present-day district was divided into the three districts of Parchim, Sternberg and Lübz.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms shows a bull's head, which is both the symbol of the former Estate of Parchim, as well as of Mecklenburg. The two blue corners symbolize the two biggest lakes of the district - the Schweriner See and the Plauer See.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Amt-free town
  1. Parchim
Ämter
  1. Banzkow1
  2. Goldenstädt
  3. Plate
  4. Sukow
  1. Barnin
  2. Bülow
  3. Crivitz1, 2
  4. Demen
  5. Friedrichsruhe
  6. Göhren
  7. Tramm
  8. Wessin
  9. Zapel
  1. Broock
  2. Gallin-Kuppentin
  3. Gischow
  4. Granzin
  5. Herzberg
  6. Karbow-Vietlübbe
  7. Kreien
  8. Kritzow
  9. Lübz1, 2
  10. Lutheran
  11. Marnitz
  12. Passow
  13. Siggelkow
  14. Suckow
  15. Tessenow
  16. Wahlstorf
  17. Werder
  1. Diestelow
  2. Dobbertin
  3. Goldberg1, 2
  4. Langenhagen
  5. Mestlin
  6. Neu Poserin
  7. Techentin
  8. Wendisch Waren
  1. Cambs
  2. Dobin am See
  3. Gneven
  4. Godern
  5. Langen Brütz
  6. Leezen1
  7. Pinnow
  8. Raben Steinfeld
  1. Damm
  2. Domsühl
  3. Grebbin
  4. Groß Godems
  5. Groß Niendorf
  6. Karrenzin
  7. Klinken
  8. Matzlow-Garwitz
  9. Raduhn
  10. Rom
  11. Severin
  12. Spornitz
  13. Stolpe
  14. Ziegendorf
  15. Zölkow
  1. Barkhagen
  2. Buchberg
  3. Ganzlin
  4. Karow
  5. Plau am See1, 2
  6. Wendisch Priborn
  1. Blankenberg
  2. Borkow
  3. Brüel2
  4. Dabel
  5. Hohen Pritz
  6. Kobrow
  7. Kuhlen-Wendorf
  8. Langen Jarchow
  9. Mustin
  10. Sternberg1, 2
  11. Weitendorf
  12. Witzin
  13. Zahrensdorf
1seat of the Amt; 2town

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