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Demmin_(district)

Demmin (district)

Demmin (dɛˈmiːn) is a district in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Müritz, Güstrow, Nordvorpommern, Ostvorpommern and Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

History

The district was established in 1994 by merging the former districts of Demmin, Altentreptow and Malchin.

Geography

The Peene river enters the district in the west, runs through a large lake called the Kummerower See (33 km²), and leaves the district to the northeast. The district of Demmin unites parts of the historical regions of Mecklenburg and (Western) Pomerania.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • The bull is the heraldic animal of Mecklenburg
  • The silver griffin together with the chess pattern have been the arms of Pomerania
  • The silver castle to the right is from the arms of the city of Demmin

Towns and municipalities

Amt-free towns

  1. Dargun
  2. Demmin

Ämter

1seat of the Amt; 2town

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