Demmin (district)

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Demmin
Flag of Demmin
Flag
Coat of arms of Demmin
Coat of arms
Locator map DM in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.svg
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
Disbanded2011
CapitalDemmin
Area
 • Total1,921 km2 (742 sq mi)
Population
 (2010-12-31)
 • Total79,466
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationDM
Websitelk-demmin.de

Demmin (German pronunciation: [dɛˈmiːn]) is a former Kreis (district) in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. It was bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Müritz, Güstrow, Nordvorpommern, Ostvorpommern and Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

History[edit]

Demmin District was established in 1994 by merging the former districts of Demmin, Altentreptow and Malchin. On 4 September 2011, the bulk of the district was merged to Mecklenburgische Seenplatte, while the northeastern Ämter Peenetal/Loitz and Jarmen-Tutow became part of Vorpommern-Greifswald.

Coat of arms[edit]

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[edit]

The subdivisions of the district were (situation August 2011):

Amt-free towns
  1. Dargun
  2. Demmin
Ämter
  1. Beggerow
  2. Borrentin
  3. Hohenbollentin
  4. Hohenmocker
  5. Kentzlin
  6. Kletzin
  7. Lindenberg
  8. Meesiger
  9. Nossendorf
  10. Sarow
  11. Schönfeld
  12. Siedenbrünzow
  13. Sommersdorf
  14. Utzedel
  15. Verchen
  16. Warrenzin
  1. Alt Tellin
  2. Bentzin
  3. Daberkow
  4. Jarmen1, 2
  5. Kruckow
  6. Tutow
  7. Völschow
  1. Basedow
  2. Duckow
  3. Faulenrost
  4. Gielow
  5. Kummerow
  6. Malchin1, 2
  7. Neukalen2
  1. Düvier3
  2. Görmin
  3. Loitz1, 2
  4. Sassen-Trantow
  1. Bredenfelde
  2. Briggow
  3. Grammentin
  4. Gülzow
  5. Ivenack
  6. Jürgenstorf
  7. Kittendorf
  8. Knorrendorf
  9. Mölln
  10. Ritzerow
  11. Rosenow
  12. Stavenhagen1, 2
  13. Zettemin
  1. Altenhagen
  2. Altentreptow1, 2
  3. Bartow
  4. Breesen
  5. Breest
  6. Burow
  7. Gnevkow
  8. Golchen
  9. Grapzow
  10. Grischow
  11. Groß Teetzleben
  12. Gültz
  13. Kriesow
  14. Pripsleben
  15. Röckwitz
  16. Siedenbollentin
  17. Tützpatz
  18. Werder
  19. Wildberg
  20. Wolde
1 - seat of the Amt; 2 - town; 3 - former town/municipality

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Coordinates: 53°45′N 13°00′E / 53.75°N 13.0°E / 53.75; 13.0