Rügen (district)

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Locator map RÜG in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.svg
 • Total973.92 km2 (376.03 sq mi)
 • Total67,526
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationRÜG

Rügen was a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

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.


The district of Rügen was established 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.

Coat of arms[edit]

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[edit]

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
1 - seat of the Amt; 2 - town; 3 - former town/municipality


External links[edit]

Media related to Landkreis Rügen at Wikimedia Commons

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