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Prignitz

district in Brandenburg, Germany

Prignitz (IPA: [ˈpʁiːgnɪts]) is a Kreis (district) in the northwestern part of Brandenburg, Germany.

Prignitz
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Country Germany
StateBrandenburg
CapitalPerleberg
Area
 • Total2,123 km2 (820 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total82,338
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationPR
Websitelandkreis-prignitz.de

The present district was formed in 1993 by joining the old districts of Pritzwalk and Perleberg and some municipalities from the district of Kyritz. The westernmost part of the district was a part of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, and changed to be part of Brandenburg on August 1, 1992.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms shows a goose, the symbol of the Gans zu Putlitz family (Gans is German for goose), one of the families who brought Christianity and German culture to Prignitz. The pearls around the goose symbolize Perleberg (which means the Mountain of Pearl). The wolf in bottom stands for the former capital city Pritzwalk, as walk is from the slavonic wolk meaning wolf. The wavy line is the river Elbe.

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