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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania in northeast Germany

01-21-2022

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania in northeast Germany Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, a state in northeast Germany along the Baltic Sea coastal plain. 

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania is one of the least populated states in Germany. According to ESA, nearly two-thirds of the state is covered by farmland, with the main crops being rye, wheat, barley and hay. 

Along the coastline, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania is home to upscale Baltic Sea resorts, white sandy beaches, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The landscape of this region along the Baltic Sea coastal plain was shaped by glacial forces. The coastal lowlands include wetlands, streams and lakes.

ESA noted that the Baltic Sea has two annual blooms taking place each year, and that several emerald-green algae blooms can be seen in the image, with the most visible near Peenestrom. Pomerania is the area along the Bay of Pomerania of the Baltic Sea between the rivers Recknitz and Trebel in the west and Vistula in the east. Also Mecklenburg is known for its historical region in northern Germany comprising the western and larger part of the federal-state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The most beautiful sights can be seen in Mecklenburg West Pomerania

Video Credit: ESA

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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