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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
State : Baden-Württemberg
Additions : 1973 several municipalities from different districts
(de) In Rot ein unterhalb gestümmelter silberner Adler.
The arms were granted on June 20, 1955, and confirmed on September 3, 1973.
The clawless eagle was the arms of the Counts of Lauffen, who ruled the area until the beginning of the 13th century. As the city of Heilbronn also uses an eagle, it was chosen as a representative symbol.
The arms replaced arms used by the district since 1928. These arms showed a wheat-ear, hammer and some grapes around an escutcheon with an anchor. These arms represented the different industries in the district, agriculture, mining, viniculture and the harbour at the Neckar.
Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.