Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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MV Facts and Figures


Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is situated in the northeast of the Federal Republic of Germany and it has a surface area of 23,171 square kilometres (6.7% of the FRG). Of the 2014 lakes - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has 25% of the lake surface area existing in Germany - Lake Müritz with 117 sq km is the largest inland lake in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as well as Germany. The highest natural elevations are the Helpter Mountains at 179 metres located near the city of Neubrandenburg.

Landscape
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is characterised by undulating low land with 21% forest and 5% lake. MV's coast has a total length of 1,943 km, of which 1,562 km is dotted with bays and coves and 381 kilometres of coastline facing the open sea. Three of the fourteen German national parks are found here in the North. More than 11% of the region’s surface area is under protection, even 30% are European FFH areas.

Population
The federal state has a population of 1.6 million inhabitants. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is divided into 12 administrative and 6 municipal districts. Especially small and medium sized cities, as well as a large number of village settlements characterize the state. The federal capital is Schwerin.

Tourism
Since several years, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern belongs to the Top 10 destinations of domestic German travel. A well-developed infrastructure, high-end hotels, holiday resorts as well as camping sites together with a wide range of cultural and outdoor activity offers await vacationers in MV's 8 areas. The slogan "MV tut gut" (MV will do you good) is a promise every tourist will experience.