What does Mecklenburg mean in German?

The name Mecklenburg derives from a castle named Mikilenburg (Old Saxon for “big castle”, hence its translation into New Latin and Greek as Megalopolis), located between the cities of Schwerin and Wismar.

What is Mecklenburg Vorpommern known for?

It is Germany’s most successful open-air theatre. Notable museums include, for example, the Schwerin State Museum and the Pomeranian State Museum at Greifswald. The German Oceanographic Museum with its Ozeaneum in Stralsund is the most popular museum in northern Germany.

Is Berlin in Mecklenburg?

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the region between Berlin and Hamburg, has been an attractive location with a charm of its own for many years.

Is Mecklenburg part of Prussia?

Mecklenburg-Schwerin & Mecklenburg-Gustrow Pomerania, meanwhile, was ruled by Polish dukes until 1637. Between 1648 and 1815, after the Peace of Westphalia, it was ruled by the Swedes as Swedish Pomerania. It became a province of Prussia in 1815 and remained so until 1945.

What is the size of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern?

8,947 square miles
The capital is Schwerin. Area 8,947 square miles (23,173 square km). Pop. (2011) 1,609,982.

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What part of Germany is Mecklenburg?

Mecklenburg, historic region of northeastern Germany, located along the Baltic Sea coastal plain, from the Bight of Lübeck about 100 miles (160 km) eastward. It is now included in the German Land (state) of Mecklenburg–West Pomerania (q.v.).

What is the size of Mecklenburg Vorpommern?

What is the capital of Mecklenburg Vorpommern?

Do a lot of people live in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern?

The population size in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern totals 1’610’674 people. Of these, 795’467 are men, which is 49.4 % and 815’207 are women or 50.6 % of the whole federated state population. The population density of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern federated state is 69 people per 1 square kilometer.