Mirow


Mirow
Mirow
Coat of arms of Mirow
Mirow is located in Germany
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Mirow
Coordinates 53°16′N 12°48′E / 53.26667°N 12.8°E / 53.26667; 12.8Coordinates: 53°16′N 12°48′E / 53.26667°N 12.8°E / 53.26667; 12.8
Administration
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Mecklenburgische Seenplatte
Municipal assoc. Mecklenburgische Kleinseenplatte
Mayor Carlo Schmettau
Basic statistics
Area 84.08 km2 (32.46 sq mi)
Elevation 63 m  (207 ft)
Population 3,423 (31 December 2010)[1]
 - Density 41 /km2 (105 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate MST
Postal code 17252
Area code 039833
Website http://www.amt-mecklenburgische-kleinseenplatte.de/

Mirow (German pronunciation: [ˈmiːʁoː]) is a city in the district of Mecklenburgische Seenplatte in southern Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany.

Geography

Mirow lies in the middle of the Mecklenburg Lake District (Mecklenburgische Seenplatte) on the southern shore of Lake Mirow, which is connected to the Müritz and the Havel by a system of lakes, rivers, and canals. There are several more lakes on the territory of this municipality. The neighboring towns of Diemitz, Fleeth, Granzow, Peetsch, and Starsow were incorporated into the city in 2004 and are now part of the municipality.

History

In 1227, the Order of St. John founded a commandry on the shore of Lake Mirow after Duke Borwin II had given them land there. In 1701, the town became part of the duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. In 1919, it gained town privileges. Mirow is the birthplace of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen consort of George III of the United Kingdom.

References

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.



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