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Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Admin. region
District Mecklenburgische Seenplatte
Municipal assoc. Mecklenburgische Kleinseenplatte
First mentioned
 • Mayor Carlo Schmettau
 • Total 84.08 km2 (32.46 sq mi)
Elevation 63 m (207 ft)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,423
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 17252
Dialling codes 039833
Vehicle registration MST

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


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.


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.


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