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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
(de) Im geteilten Schild oben in Silber drei rote Sparren, belegt mit einem goldenen Schild mit einem roten sechsspeichigen Rad, unten in rot ein goldener Adler.
The arms were granted on September 12, 1974.
The upper part shows the chevrons derived from the County of Ravensberg, and part of the arms of the former district of Halle. The wheel is derived from the arms of the Bishops of Osnabrück, who owned several estates in the district. The lower part shows the eagle of the County Rietberg. The former district Wiedenbrück was for a large part based in the former Rietberg county.
Literature : Linder and Olzog, 1996.