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The Uecker near Torgelow
Origin Uckermark
Mouth Szczecin Lagoon
53°45′4″N 13°4′16″E / 53.75111°N 13.07111°E / 53.75111; 13.07111Coordinates: 53°45′4″N 13°4′16″E / 53.75111°N 13.07111°E / 53.75111; 13.07111
Basin countries Germany
Length 102 km
Source elevation 69 m
Basin area 2200 km²

The Uecker or Ucker is a river in the northeastern German states of Brandenburg, where it is known as the Ucker, and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Its source is in the Uckermark district, near the village Alt-Temmen. It flows north through Lake Oberuckersee, Lake Mollensee and Lake Unteruckersee, where the old town of Prenzlau is situated. Near the small village of Nieden (the border between Brandenburg and Vorpommern) the Ucker changes its name to Uecker. It flows further north through the towns Pasewalk, Torgelow and passes Eggesin on the left site. Here the river Randow flows into the Uecker. In Ueckermünde, the Uecker flows into the Szczecin Lagoon, which is connected with the Baltic Sea through the three straits Peenestrom, Świna and Dziwna.

The Uecker is named after the Polabian word vikru/vikrus, meaning "fast" or "quick".[1] The Uecker gave its name to the Uckermark historical region and the two districts Uckermark and Uecker-Randow.


  1. ^ Heinrich, p. 382


  • Heinrich, Gerd (1973). Handbuch der historischen Stätten Deutschlands, Band 10, Berlin und Brandenburg. Stuttgart: Alfred Kröner Verlag. pp. 563. ISBN 978-3-520-31103-0.   (German)


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The river Ucker/Uecker in a mpa of north-eastern Germany

Proper noun

Uecker f.

  1. A river in north-eastern Germany which flows into the Szczecin Lagoon.

See also

  • Ucker (name of the same river in its upper section)


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