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Landkreis Rügen

This article is about the former administrative district of Rügen. For the island, see Rügen.
Country  Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Disbanded 2011
Capital Bergen
 • Total 973.92 km2 (376.03 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 67,526
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration RÜG

Rügen was a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The district of Rügen was created in 1806 by the Swedish administration of Swedish Pomerania. At first it was named Amt Bergen, in 1810 it was renamed to Kreis Bergen. On 4 September 2011, Rügen was merged to Vorpommern-Rügen.

The district was bordered entirely by the Baltic Sea. The nearest districts were Nordvorpommern and the district-free city Stralsund. The district covered the islands Rügen and Hiddensee, and several small islands like Ummanz and Vilm. It was thus the only district of Germany which consists solely of islands.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms derives from the coat of arms of the Principality of Rügen of the 13th century, with the only addition of a crown. The coat of arms were granted on January 18, 1993.

Towns and municipalities

The subdivisions of the district were (situation August 2011):

Amt-free towns Amt-free municipalities
  1. Putbus
  2. Sassnitz
  1. Binz
  1. Bergen auf Rügen1, 2
  2. Buschvitz
  3. Garz/Rügen2
  4. Gustow
  5. Lietzow
  6. Parchtitz
  7. Patzig
  8. Poseritz
  9. Ralswiek
  10. Rappin
  11. Sehlen
  1. Baabe1
  2. Gager
  3. Göhren
  4. Lancken-Granitz
  5. Middelhagen
  6. Sellin
  7. Thiessow
  8. Zirkow
  1. Altenkirchen
  2. Breege
  3. Dranske
  4. Glowe
  5. Lohme
  6. Putgarten
  7. Sagard1
  8. Wiek
  1. Altefähr
  2. Dreschvitz
  3. Gingst
  4. Insel Hiddensee
  5. Kluis
  6. Neuenkirchen
  7. Rambin
  8. Samtens1
  9. Schaprode
  10. Trent
  11. Ummanz
1seat of the Amt; 2town


External links

  • Official website (German)
  • Tourism website (German, English)

Coordinates: 54°25′N 13°25′E / 54.42°N 13.42°E / 54.42; 13.42

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