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German federated state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: characteristics, population, photos, major cities, climate, map and much more

On this page you will find interesting information, statistics about Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: major cities and the capital of the federated state, population, map, climate and weather, flag, coat of arms, photos of sightseeing attractions, ZIP code, phone codes and much more.


§ Brief overview of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern federated state

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: this federated state is called the largest bath in Germany, as it has the longest sea coastline and many lakes (about 2000). Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is a sparsely populated state, with only one large city there.

Despite the fact that this federated state is located in northern Germany, there are many sunny days there. The state attractions include: the Schwerin Castle (also known as the Schwerin Palace) in the City of Schwerin and the “King’s Chair” chalk cliff in the form of a throne (in German: Königsstuhl) on the Island of Rügen (in German: Rügen). The Müritz (in German: Müritz) is the largest lake in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Agriculture plays an important role in the economy of the federated state , as well as the port of Rostock and the production of clean energy.

§ Photos of the sightseeing attractions in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern federated state

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§ Population of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern federated state

The population size in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern totals 1'610'674 people. Of these, 795'467 are men, which is 49.4 % and 815'207 are women or 50.6 % of the whole federated state population. The population density of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern federated state is 69 people per 1 square kilometer.

Based on the data in Table 1 (see below on the page), the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern federated state occupies 7 % of the entire territory of Germany, which is home to 2 % of the population of the entire country, they live in 750 settlements located on the territory of the said land.

§ Climate and weather in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Like in other parts of the country, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has a temperate climate with warm summers and relatively warm winters. According to the German Weather Service (aka the German Meteorological Service) (in German: DWD), in 2021 the average annual temperature in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was 9.5 degrees Celsius, while in winter the air temperature was on average 1.7 °C, and in summer 18.4 °C. The rainfall in 2021 was 652 l/m2, and the sun shone that year in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for 1'617 hours. Click here for more information about the Climate of Germany

§ Capital of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern German federated state

The capital of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern federated state is the City of Schwerin, in German Schwerin or Schwerin, Landeshauptstadt, with a population of more than 96'000 people.

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§ Statistics, essential data about the federated state

Table 1 below presents statistics as to the data for the federated state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, as well as indicators for the whole of Germany for comparison. Besides, from Table 1, you will learn the percentage ratio of the indicator for the federated state to the indicator for the whole of Germany.

Table 1. Statistical data on the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern federated state as of early 2017.

Descriptor Value as to the federated state and its percentage ratio to the indicator for the whole of Germany Value for the whole of Germany
Name in German Mecklenburg-Vorpommern - -
Federated state type designation, in German Land - -
Abbreviation (code) of the federated state, in German MV - -
Capital of the federated state Schwerin
(нем. Schwerin)
- -
Territory, land area 23'294 km2 7 % 357'578 km2
The federated state population, all people altogether 1'610'674 2 % 82'521'653
The federated state population, men 795'467 2 % 40'697'118
The federated state population, women 815'207 2 % 41'824'535
Population density, people per km2 69 30 % 231
Number of administrative districts (in Ger .: Bezirk) 0 0 % 19
Number of counties (in Ger.: Kreis) 8 2 % 401
Number of cities of regional subordinance, i.e. district-free cities or urban districts (in Ger.: kreisfreie Städte) 2 2 % 107
Number of the federated state rural districts (in Ger.: Landkreis) 6 2 % 294
Number of municipalities (in Ger.: Gemeinde), i.e. localities or settlements 750 7 % 11'042
Number of cities 84 4 % 2060

§ The Mecklenburg-Vorpommern federated state holidays schedule

Every federated state in Germany has the right to establish holidays, days off from work, which are valid on their territory. On the territory of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern there are 12 official holidays. A detailed calendar of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern federated state public holidays can be found on a dedicated page of our website. The school vacations schedule of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern federated state is also established by a decision of the local government distinct from other German federated states.

§ Major cities in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern federated state

In the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern federated state there are 750 settlements, of which 84 are cities. Table 2 below contains a list of major, large cities in the said federated state.

Table 2. Major cities in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern federated state in English and German.

Nr. Name of the city Name of the city in German Population size, rounded to thousand people
1 Rostock Rostock 209'000
2 Schwerin
(Capital of the federated state)
Schwerin 96'000
3 Neubrandenburg Neubrandenburg 65'000
4 Stralsund Stralsund 60'000
5 Greifswald Greifswald 59'000
6 Wismar Wismar 43'000
7 Güstrow Güstrow 30'000
8 Waren (Müritz) Waren (Müritz) 22'000
9 Neustrelitz Neustrelitz 21'000
10 Parchim Parchim 19'000
11 Ribnitz-Damgarten Ribnitz-Damgarten 16'000
12 Bergen auf Rügen Bergen auf Rügen 14'000
13 Anklam Anklam 13'000
14 Bad Doberan Bad Doberan 13'000
15 Ludwigslust Ludwigslust 13'000
16 Wolgast Wolgast 13'000
17 Hagenow Hagenow 12'000
18 Demmin Demmin 11'000
19 Boizenburg/ Elbe Boizenburg/ Elbe 11'000
20 Grevesmühlen Grevesmühlen 11'000

§ Flag and coat of arms of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern federated state

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Flag and coat of arms of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

§ Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on a map of Germany

In the picture below, you can see the location of the federated state and its capital on a map of Germany. Map of all the federated states of Germany and their capitals.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on a map of Germany


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