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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.

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