Vorpommern-Greifswald is a district in the east of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. It is bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the districts of Mecklenburgische Seenplatte and Vorpommern-Rügen, the Baltic Sea, Poland (West Pomeranian Voivodeship) and the state of Brandenburg. The district seat is the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald. A lake called Berliner See is found in the district.
|• Total||3,927 km2 (1,516 sq mi)|
(31 December 2020)
|• Density||60/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Vehicle registration||VG, ANK, GW, PW, SBG, UEM, WLG|
Vorpommern-Greifswald District was established by merging the former districts of Ostvorpommern and Uecker-Randow; along with the subdivisions of Jarmen-Tutow and Peenetal/Loitz (from the former district of Demmin), and the former district-free town Greifswald, as part of the local government reform of September 2011. The name of the district was decided by referendum on 4 September 2011. The project name for the district was Südvorpommern.
The district has a number of lakes including:
|Lake Name||Elevation||Surface Area|
|Berliner See||7.5 m (25 ft)||0.062 km2 (0.024 sq mi)|
|Demenzsee||49 m (161 ft)||0.18 km2 (0.069 sq mi)|
|Großer Mützelburger See||4.5 m (15 ft)||1.14 km2 (0.44 sq mi)|
|Großer See (Pinnow)||10 m (33 ft)||0.64 km2 (0.25 sq mi)|
|Hoher See||10.8 m (35 ft)||0.102 km2 (0.039 sq mi)|
|Küchensee||11.6 m (38 ft)||0.094 km2 (0.036 sq mi)|
|Ludwigshofer See||2.8 m (9.2 ft)||0.18 km2 (0.069 sq mi)|
|Pulower See||10.9 m (36 ft)||0.103 km2 (0.040 sq mi)|
|Putzarer See||7.3 m (24 ft)||1.68 km2 (0.65 sq mi)|
|Schloßsee||−0.5 m (−1.6 ft)||0.1 km2 (0.039 sq mi)|
|Straßensee||10.9 m (36 ft)||0.131 km2 (0.051 sq mi)|
|Zarrenthiner Kiessee||7.2 m (24 ft)||0.54 km2 (0.21 sq mi)|
Towns and municipalitiesEdit
|Amt-free towns||Amt-free municipalities|
- "Statistisches Amt M-V – Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden 2020". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2021.
- "Mecklenburg-Vorpommern government reform". Retrieved 5 September 2011.
- "Referendum results Mittleres Mecklenburg". Retrieved 5 September 2011.
- Official website of Vorpommern-Greifswald district (includes translator)