Paderborn (kreis)

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PADERBORN (PB)

State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
Additions : 1975 Büren

Wappen von Paderborn (kreis)

Official blazon

(de) Unter silbernem mit blauem Wellenbalken abgeteiltem Schildhaupt mit durchgehendem rotem Kreuz in Silber ein roter siebenteiliger Rautensparren.

Origin/meaning

The new arms were granted on July 15, 1975.

The new arms combine the old arms with the lower part derived from the arms of the former district of Büren.

Wappen von Paderborn (kreis)

The arms on a museum in Wewelsburg

The old arms were granted on June 30, 1947.

Wappen von Paderborn (kreis)

The lower part of the arms symbolise the Alme and Pader river that run through the district. The cross in the chief is the cross of the diocese and State of Paderborn, the district was the centre of the State for many centuries.

Wappen von Paderborn (kreis)

The arms on an cover

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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.