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Helmstedt county (Germany)

Landkreis Helmstedt, Lower Saxony

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[Helmstedt County flag] 2:3 image by Jörg Majewski, 24 Dec 2007
Flag adopted 9 Jul 1952

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Helmstedt county

County: Helmstedt
county seat: Helmstedt
area: 673.80 qkm
population: 96,972
divisions: 26 municipalities, incl. 21 in 4 Samtgemeinden*, 3 towns
*A "Samtgemeinde" (SG*), also called "collective municipality" is a combination of several municipalities to an administrative community  in Lower Saxony.
Jörg Majewski, 24 Dec 2007

Variant flag

[Helmstedt County Variant flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 24 Dec 2007


[Helmstedt County banner] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 24 Dec 2007


[Helmstedt County arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 24 Dec 2007
adopted 9 Jul 1952

The arms were granted on 9 July 1952.
The upper part of the arms shows the horse, taken from the arms of Niedersachsen, in the colours of the former Kingdom of Braunschweig, to which the district belonged. The lower part shows symbols of mining and agriculture, at the time the two main sources of income in the district.
Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.
Source: Ralf Hartemink.