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Holzminden County (Germany)

Landkreis Holzminden, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2019-12-31 by klaus-michael schneider
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Holzminden County

Holzminden County Flag

It is a blue-white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Jörg Majewski, 26 Dec 2007

Holzminden County Coat of Arms

[Holzminden County arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 26 Dec 2007

Shield Azure, a lion rampant Argent, crowned and armed Or, tongued Gules, over a bar wavy Argent in base.
The arms display the lion of the Counts of Everstein, who ruled the area and founded the city of Holzminden in the 14th century. Their lion also appears in the arms of Hameln-Pyrmont County. Some parts of the county belonged to the Lords of Homburg until 1409. From the end of the 13th century the Dukes of Braunschweig gradually acquired the whole county, but their arms (also a lion) were not included into the arms. The wavy bar is symbolising the Weser River.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.47
Jarig Bakker, 26 Dec 2007

The flag was approved on 12 October 1951 by Minister of Interior of Lower Saxony. The arms were approved on 24 July 1950.
Jörg Majewski, 26 Dec 2007