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Coat of arms of Uckermark
Coat of arms
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Country  Germany
State Brandenburg
Capital Prenzlau
 • Total 3,058.2 km2 (1,180.8 sq mi)
 • Total 146,434
 • Density 47.8824/km2 (124.0149/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registration UM

Uckermark is a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of Brandenburg, Germany. The district has the biggest area of any district in Germany.

The current district Uckermark was made in 1993 by joining the old districts of Angermünde, Prenzlau and Templin and the city of Schwedt.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The main feature of the coat of arms are the brick buildings of the district - the churches of Prenzlau and Angermünde. The city wall below remembers the many wars of medieval times. The two circular windows in the church tower symbolizes the division into two districts before the reform of 1817, the three gothic windows represent this division. On the city wall are two shields - one with the griffin of Pomerania, the other with the eagle of Brandenburg. The wavy lines in the upper part represent the main rivers in the district, Oder, Randow and Ucker. The yellow color of the background represents the agriculture of the district, as the Uckermark was the "granary" of Brandenburg. The coat of arms were created by Hans Benthin, and were officially granted on November 8, 1995.

Towns and municipalities

Amt-free towns Ämter
  1. Angermünde
  2. Lychen
  3. Prenzlau
  4. Schwedt
  5. Templin

Amt-free municipalities

  1. Boitzenburger Land
  2. Nordwestuckermark
  3. Uckerland

1. Brüssow (Uckermark)

  1. Brüssow1, 2
  2. Carmzow-Wallmow
  3. Göritz
  4. Schenkenberg
  5. Schönfeld

2. Gartz (Oder)

  1. Casekow
  2. Gartz1, 2
  3. Hohenselchow-Groß Pinnow
  4. Mescherin
  5. Tantow

3. Gerswalde

  1. Flieth-Stegelitz
  2. Gerswalde1
  3. Milmersdorf
  4. Mittenwalde
  5. Temmen-Ringenwalde

4. Gramzow

  1. Gramzow1
  2. Grünow
  3. Oberuckersee
  4. Randowtal
  5. Uckerfelde
  6. Zichow

5. Oder-Welse

  1. Berkholz-Meyenburg
  2. Mark Landin
  3. Passow
  4. Pinnow1
  5. Schöneberg
1seat of the Amt; 2town

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