Parchim is a Kreis (district) in the southwestern part of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany.
Most of the district is now used for farming, but in the easternmost part there are several lakes, the largest of them being the Plauer See (39 km²). The Plauer See marks the western end of the Müritz lakeland.
Until 1994 the present-day district was divided into the three districts of Parchim, Sternberg and Lübz.
Coat of arms
||The coat of arms shows a bull's head, which is both the symbol of the former Estate of Parchim, as well as of Mecklenburg. The two blue corners symbolize the two biggest lakes of the district - the Schweriner See and the Plauer See.
Towns and municipalities