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State:Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Area:1,910 km²
Inhabitants:113,623 (2001)
pop. density:59 inh./km²
Car identification:OVP

Ostvorpommern is a Kreis (district) in the eastern part of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from east clockwise) Uecker-Randow, Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Demmin and Nordvorpommern. The Hanseatic city of Greifswald is enclosed by the district, but not belonging to it.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 History
3 Coat of arms
4 Towns and municipalities
5 External links


It is situated at the coast of the Baltic Sea, where it includes the western parts of the island of Usedom, with the exception of the city of Swinoujscie, which belongs to Poland. Usedom is the second largest German island. Its total area is 445 km², the area within Germany is 373 km², within Poland 72 km².

The Peene river enters the district in the West, runs through the town of Anklam, and flows into a strait called Peenestrom, which separates Usedom from the mainland. The town of Wolgast and the village of Peenemünde are situated at the Peenestrom.


The district was created on June 12 1994 by merging the previous districts Anklam, Greifswald and Wolgast.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows the griffin of Pomerania.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Anklam
  2. Gützkow¹
  3. Lassan¹
  4. Usedom¹
  5. Wolgast
¹ inside a Amt
  1. Ahlbeck bis Stettiner Haff
  2. Amt am Schmollensee
  3. Amt an der Peenemündung
  4. Ducherow
  5. Gützkow
  6. Krien
  7. Landhagen
  8. Lubmin
  9. Spantekow
  10. Usedom-Mitte
  11. Usedom-Süd
  12. Wolgast Land
  13. Ziethen
  14. Züssow
    free municipalities
  1. Heringsdorf
  2. Zinnowitz

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