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Mecklenburg
Historical region of Germany
Flag of Mecklenburg
Coat of arms of Mecklenburg
Mecklenburg, divided between Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz, from 1866 to 1934.
Mecklenburg, divided between Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz, from 1866 to 1934.
Coordinates: 53°50′14″N 11°28′16″E / 53.83722°N 11.47111°E / 53.83722; 11.47111
Largest cityRostock
DemonymMecklenburgian • Mecklenburger

Mecklenburg (German pronunciation: [ˈmeːklənbʊʁk]; Low German: Mękel(n)borg [ˈmɛːkəl(n)bɔrx]) is a historical region in northern Germany comprising the western and larger part of the federal-state Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The largest cities of the region are Rostock, Schwerin, Neubrandenburg, Wismar and Güstrow.

The name Mecklenburg derives from a castle named Mikilenburg (Old Saxon for "big castle", hence its translation into Neo-Latin and Greek as Megalopolis), located between the cities of Schwerin and Wismar. In Slavic languages it was known as Veligrad, which also means "big castle". It was the ancestral seat of the House of Mecklenburg; for a time the area was divided into Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz among the same dynasty.

Linguistically Mecklenburgers retain and use many features of Low German vocabulary or phonology.

The adjective for the region is Mecklenburgian or Mecklenburgish (German: mecklenburgisch); inhabitants are called Mecklenburgians or Mecklenburgers (German: Mecklenburger).

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Mecklenburg

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House of Mecklenburg

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Adolphus Frederick IV

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died 30 December 1178) was an Obotrite prince and the first Prince of Mecklenburg (1167–1178). Pribislav was one of three sons of the Obotrite chieftain...

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George of Mecklenburg

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Ingeborg of Mecklenburg

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