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|• Minister-President||Manuela Schwesig (SPD)|
|• Governing parties||SPD / CDU|
|• Votes in Bundesrat||3 (of 69)|
|• City||23,174 km2 (8,948 sq mi)|
|• Density||69.004/km2 (178.720/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||DE-MV|
|Vehicle registration||formerly: MP (1945–1947), SM (1948–1953)|
|GDP/ Nominal||€ 40 / $45 billion (2015) |
|GDP per capita||€ 25,000 / $28,000 (2015)|
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern or known by its anglicized name: Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania or Mecklenburg-West Pomerania (Low German: Mäkelborg-Vörpommern) is one of the 16 States of Germany. The capital is Schwerin.
As of 2016, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania had about 1,612,000 people.
It made part of former East Germany.
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is low-lying and has many rivers, canals and lakes. The Stettin Lagoon lies partly in this state and partly in Poland.
Seats in the state parliament (Landtag) since 2016:
Total: 71 seats
Besides Rostock all have a population of less than 200,000. Schwerin, the state capital, is the smallest state capital in Germany. Usually Schwerin would not be called a city. In Germany a city has over 100,000 people.
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was divided into twelve rural districts (Landkreise):
Also there were six independent urban districts:
- Mecklenburgische Seenplatte
- "State population" (in German). Portal of the Federal Statistics Office Germany. http://www.statistik-portal.de/Statistik-Portal/de_zs01_mv.asp. Retrieved 2007-04-25.
- With the abolition of states in East Germany in 1952 vehicle registration followed the new Bezirk subdivisions. Since 1991 distinct prefixes are specified for each district.
- "Regional GDP per capita in the EU28 in 2013". http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/6839731/1-21052015-AP-EN.pdf/c3f5f43b-397c-40fd-a0a4-7e68e3bea8cd. Retrieved 2015-09-10.