Parchim

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Parchim
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Parchim
Coat of arms
Location of Parchim
Parchim is located in Germany
Parchim
Parchim
Parchim is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Parchim
Parchim
Coordinates: 53°25′N 11°50′E / 53.417°N 11.833°E / 53.417; 11.833Coordinates: 53°25′N 11°50′E / 53.417°N 11.833°E / 53.417; 11.833
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictLudwigslust-Parchim
Government
 • MayorDirk Flörke (CDU)
Area
 • Total124.49 km2 (48.07 sq mi)
Elevation
50 m (160 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total18,074
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
19370
Dialling codes03871
Vehicle registrationPCH
Websitewww.parchim.de

Parchim (German: [ˈpaʁçɪm] (About this soundlisten)) 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, it was the seat of the short-lived Lordship of Parchim-Richenberg, a partition of the Duchy of Mecklenburg, from 1226 until 1248 when the lord relocated to Richenberg. Parchim was absorbed into the Lordship of Werle in 1255; in 1277 Werle was partitioned and Parchim became the seat of Werle-Parchim until it was reunited with Werle-Güstrow in 1307. 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.

Population development[edit]

  • 1648 – 1,300
  • 1789 – 4,000
  • 1830 – 5,800
  • 1850 – 6,270
  • 1910 – 12,804
  • 1939 – 16,000
  • 1974 – 23,000
  • 1990 – 23,800
  • 2000 – 20,048
  • 2005 – 19,348

Notable residents[edit]

Helmuth Karl Bernhard von Moltke

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 31.12.2017". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). October 2018.

External links[edit]

Saint George's church
Fountain
Timber-framed house

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Parchim". Encyclopædia Britannica. 20 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 798.