Nordwestmecklenburg Rural District
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Nordwestmecklenburg (Northwestern Mecklenburg) is a rural district (Landkreis) in the northwestern part of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. It is situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea and border on Schleswig-Holstein. The former district-free city of Wismar has been part and also capital of Nordwestmecklenburg since September 4, 2011.
The district was made in 1994 by joining the old districts Gadebusch, Grevesmühlen and Wismar, and also smaller parts of the districts Sternberg and Schwerin-Land.
Coat of arms
|Coat of arms||The coat of arms shows the bull's head of Mecklenburg to the left, and a bishop's crosier to the right. The staff is for the diocese of Ratzeburg, which in 1648 became the Principality of Ratzeburg. It also stands for the diocese of Schwerin.
The coat of arms was designed by the designer and heraldic Heinz Kippnick, and was granted on July 1, 1996.
Towns and municipalities
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- Official website (German)