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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is a federal state in northern Germany. The state capital is Schwerin, while other major cities include Rostock, Neubrandenburg, Stralsund, Greifswald, Wismar, and Guestrow, and the University of Rostock and the University of Greifswald, both built in the 1400s, are some of the oldest universities in Europe. The state was dissolved by East Germany in 1952, but it was re-created in 1990 when Germany was reunited after the end of the Cold War. In 2015, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern had a population of 1,612,362 people.

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