Schwerin[s̸hver′in; Ger s̸hvā rēn′]
city in N Germany: capital of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: pop. 124,000
A city of north-central Germany on Schwerin Lake southwest of Rostock. Originally a Slavic settlement, it was chartered c. 1160 and today is a commercial, industrial, and transportation center in an agricultural region.