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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
The arms were granted on October 15, 1991.
The arms are a combination of the arms of the State of Anhalt in the upper part and the arms of the German Order in the lower part. The Order had many possessions in the district.
Literature : Papendieck, H. : Die Wappen der Landkreise und kreisfreien Städte des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt. Landesarchiv Magdeburg, 1996.