Parchim

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Parchim
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Parchim
Coat of arms
Parchim   is located in Germany
Parchim
Parchim
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Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Ludwigslust-Parchim
Government
 • Mayor Bernd Rolly (SPD)
Area
 • Total 124.49 km2 (48.07 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 17,129
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 19370
Dialling codes 03871
Vehicle registration PCH
Website www.parchim.de

Parchim (German pronunciation: [ˈpaʁçɪm]) is a town in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. It is the capital of the Ludwigslust-Parchim district. It was the birthplace of Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, to whom a monument was erected in 1876. Founded about 1210, one branch of the family of the duke of Mecklenburg resided in Parchim during part of the 14th century. It became a prosperous industrial town during the 16th century, but this prosperity was destroyed by the Thirty Years' War.

References

  1. "Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 31.12.2013". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). 23 September 2014.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

File:Parchim Lindenstr 6.jpg
Timber-framed house

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