Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (MV; German: [ˈmeːklənbʊʁk ˈfoːɐ̯pɔmɐn], Mecklenburgian Low German: Mäkelborg-Vörpommern), also known by its anglicized name Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania or Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, is a state in the north-east of Germany.
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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern[ˈmeːklənbʊʁk ˈfoːɐ̯pʰɔmɐn] (niederdeutsch Mäkelborg-Vörpommern ['mɛːkl̩bɔɾx fœæ̯'pɔmmæn], Abkürzung MV) ist ein Land im Nordosten Deutschlands im Zentrum des südlichen Ostseeraumes.
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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.
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Current districts of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, including capitals In the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (German: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern ) there are 84 officially recognised towns and cities .
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is ane o the saxteen States o Germany. The caipital ceety is Schwerin. It is bundit bi Poland tae the east, Brandenburg tae the sooth, Schleswig-Holstein an Lawer Saxony tae the wast, an the Easter Seas tae the north. 1,694,600 fowk bide in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern blev efter andra världskriget en del av den sovjetiska ockupationszonen och sedan 1949 en del av DDR. Den gamla territoriella indelningen avskaffades 1952, och Mecklenburg, som existerat som administrativ enhet sedan 1947, delades upp i ett par Kreise .
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The 2021 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state election will be held on 26 September 2021 to elect the 8th Landtag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The current government is a coalition of the Social Democratic Party and Christian Democratic Union led by Minister-President Manuela Schwesig.
The Landtag is elected for a period of five years in accordance with Article 27 of the Constitution of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. An election may be held between 58 and 61 months after the first sitting of the previous Landtag. As the 7th Landtag first sat on 4 October 2016, the election must be held between 4 August to 4 November 2021. It must take place on a Sunday. On 12 January 2021, the state government designated 26 September as the date of the election.
The Landtag is elected via mixed-member proportional representation. 36 members are elected in single-member constituencies via first-past-the-post voting. 35 members are then allocated using compensatory proportional representation. Voters have two votes: the "first vote" for candidates in single-member constituencies, and the "second vote" for party lists, which are used to fill the proportional seats. The minimum size of the Landtag is 71 members, but if overhang seats are present, proportion
In the previous election held on 4 September 2016, the SPD remained the largest party with 30.6% of the vote, a loss of 5.0 percentage points. Alternative for Germany contested their first election in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, placing second with 20.8%. The CDU won 19.0%, a loss of 4.0 points, while The Left won 13.2%, a loss of 5.2 points. The SPD–CDU coalition which had governed since 2006 retained its majority and was renewed for a third term.
On 7 August 2020, the state CDU elected Michael Sack, district administrator of Vorpommern-Greifswald, as its new leader. He was also selected as the party's lead candidate for the 2021 state election. On 28 January 2021, parliamentary group leader Simone Oldenburg was nominated
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Mecklenburg is a historical region in northern Germany comprising the western and larger part of the federal-state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The largest cities of the region are Rostock, Schwerin, Neubrandenburg, Wismar and Güstrow. The name Mecklenburg derives from a castle named Mikilenburg, located between the cities of Schwerin and Wismar. In Slavic languages it was known as Veligrad, which also means "big castle". It was the ancestral seat of the House of Mecklenburg; for a time the area was
Mecklenburg is known for its mostly flat countryside. Much of the terrain is boggy, with ponds, marshes and fields as common features, with small forests interspersed. The terrain changes as one moves north towards the Baltic Sea. Under the peat of Mecklenburg are sometimes found deposits of ancient lava flows. Traditionally, at least in the countryside, the stone from these flows is cut and used in the construction of homes, often in joint use with cement, brick and wood, forming a unique look
Mecklenburg is the site of many prehistoric dolmen tombs. Its earliest organised inhabitants may have had Celtic origins. By no later than 100 BC the area had been populated by pre-Christian Germanic peoples.
Like many German territories, Mecklenburg was sometimes partitioned and re-partitioned among different members of the ruling dynasty. In 1621 it was divided into the two duchies of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Güstrow. With the extinction of the Güstrow line in ...
After three centuries of partition, Mecklenburg was united on 1 January 1934 by the German government. During World War II the Wehrmacht assigned Mecklenburg and Pomerania to Wehrkreis II under the command of General der Infanterie Werner Kienitz, with the headquarters at Stettin
The House of Mecklenburg was founded by Niklot, prince of the Obotrites, Chizzini and Circipani on the Baltic Sea, who died in 1160. His Christian progeny was recognized as prince of the Holy Roman Empire 1170 and Duke of Mecklenburg 8 July 1348. On 27 February 1658 the ducal house divided in two branches: Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The flag of both Mecklenburg duchies is traditionally made of the colours blue, yellow and red. The sequence however changed more than once in th
A flat landscape, Mecklenburg is known for its farmlands - which produces quinoa, wheat, barley and maize – and its husbandry. Notably, the region is known for its cattle and Mecklenburger horse bred. Recently, with the upheavals and environmental disruptions created by ...
Mecklenburg faces a huge increase in tourism since German reunification in 1990, particularly with its beaches and seaside resorts at the Baltic Sea, the Mecklenburg Lakeland and the Mecklenburg Switzerland with their pristine nature, the old Hanseatic towns of Rostock, Greifswal