Location of Bezirk Rostock within the German Democratic Republic
|Coordinates: 54°10′N 12°40′E|
|Country||German Democratic Republic|
|Subdivisions||10 Kreise and 4 Stadtkreise|
|• Total||7,075 km2 (2,732 sq mi)|
|• Density||130/km2 (340/sq mi)|
The district was established, with the other 13, on July 25, 1952, substituting the old German states. After October 3, 1990, it was dissolved due to the German reunification, becoming again part of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The Bezirk Rostock, the northernmost of DDR, was situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea, in front of the Danish coasts. It bordered with the Bezirke of Schwerin and Neubrandenburg. It bordered also with Poland and West Germany.
The Bezirk was divided into 14 Kreise: 4 urban districts (Stadtkreise) and 10 rural districts (Landkreise):
- "40 Jahre DDR", National central administration for statistics, May 1989