Parchim

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Parchim
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Parchim
Location of Parchim within Ludwigslust-Parchim district
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; 11.833
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictLudwigslust-Parchim
Government
 • MayorDirk Flörke (CDU)
Area
 • Total124.49 km2 (48.07 sq mi)
Elevation
50 m (160 ft)
Population
 (2022-12-31)[1]
 • Total18,278
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
19370
Dialling codes03871
Vehicle registrationPCH
Websitewww.parchim.de

Parchim (German: [ˈpaʁçɪm] ; Mecklenburgisch-Vorpommersch: Parchen) 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.

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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

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Parchim (Marnitz, 1991–2020 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 3.0
(37.4)
4.5
(40.1)
8.2
(46.8)
14.3
(57.7)
18.8
(65.8)
21.8
(71.2)
23.9
(75.0)
23.8
(74.8)
19.1
(66.4)
13.4
(56.1)
7.5
(45.5)
3.9
(39.0)
13.6
(56.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 0.9
(33.6)
1.6
(34.9)
4.2
(39.6)
8.9
(48.0)
13.2
(55.8)
16.3
(61.3)
18.4
(65.1)
18.1
(64.6)
14.0
(57.2)
9.4
(48.9)
4.9
(40.8)
2.0
(35.6)
9.3
(48.7)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −1.6
(29.1)
−1.2
(29.8)
0.4
(32.7)
3.5
(38.3)
7.2
(45.0)
10.6
(51.1)
12.9
(55.2)
12.9
(55.2)
9.6
(49.3)
6.0
(42.8)
2.5
(36.5)
−0.3
(31.5)
5.2
(41.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 59.5
(2.34)
46.7
(1.84)
47.6
(1.87)
35.8
(1.41)
50.9
(2.00)
60.3
(2.37)
72.0
(2.83)
61.3
(2.41)
51.0
(2.01)
55.3
(2.18)
47.8
(1.88)
56.6
(2.23)
646.3
(25.44)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 17.7 15.4 15.1 12.4 13.9 13.9 15.4 14.0 12.9 15.1 15.8 18.1 179.4
Average snowy days (≥ 1.0 cm) 8.4 8.4 4.0 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 5.8 28.7
Average relative humidity (%) 88.0 84.0 79.1 71.9 71.5 72.3 73.3 74.2 79.8 85.0 89.4 89.3 79.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 43.2 71.5 122.1 189.1 231.2 228.1 216.9 204.3 167.0 103.2 50.7 35.8 1,661.6
Source: World Meteorological Organization[2]

Sport[edit]

Motorcycle speedway is held at the Mecklenburgring, in the north west outskirts of the town off the Dammer Weg.[3] The club Motorsportclub Mecklenburgring Parchim e.V. organise race meetings at the site[4] and between 2002 and 2005, the team merged with Speedway Wolfslake and won the 2004 Bundesliga as RG Parchim/Wolfslake.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

Helmuth Karl Bernhard von Moltke

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden 2022" (XLS) (in German). Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. 2023.
  2. ^ "World Meteorological Organization Climate Normals for 1991–2020". World Meteorological Organization Climatological Standard Normals (1991–2020). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Archived from the original on 12 October 2023. Retrieved 12 October 2023.
  3. ^ "Home". MC "Mecklenburgring" Parchim e.V im ADMV. Retrieved 22 March 2024.
  4. ^ "Home". MSC Berghaupten. Retrieved 22 March 2024.
  5. ^ "German Team Championship". Historia Sportu Zuzlowego. Retrieved 22 March 2024.
  6. ^ "Engel, Johann Jakob" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 9 (11th ed.). 1911. p. 405.
  7. ^ Wilkinson, Spenser (1911). "Moltke, Helmuth Carl Bernhard, Count von" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 18 (11th ed.). pp. 877–881.

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