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Hildesheim county (Germany)

Landkreis Hildesheim, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-09-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hildesheim County flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 25 Dec 2007
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Hildesheim County (1946-1977 Hildesheim-Marienburg County)

county seat: Hildesheim
area: 1,205.8 km²
inhabitants: 289,984 (2007)
Jörg Majewski, 25 Dec 2007

Hildesheim County Flag

It is a yellow over red horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Jörg Majewski, 25 Dec 2007

Hildesheim County Coat of Arms

[Hildesheim County arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 25 Dec 2007

Shield Gules, antlers Or with a heraldic rose Or barbed and seeded Argent in the middle; in a chief embattled Or a demi-eagle issuant Sable, crowned, armed and tongued Gules.
Meaning:
The eagle in the new arms is derived from the arms of the city of Hildesheim. The deer antler is derived from the arms of the former Alfeld district. The rose is symbolising the natural environment in the district. The colours are derived from the arms of the Bishopric of Hildesheim.
The arms were approved on 1 August 1979.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Jörg Majewski, 25 Dec 2007

The current county was established on 1 March 1974 by Hildesheim City (county-free) and the major part of Hildesheim-Marienburg County, 6 municipalities from Gandersheim County and Breinum Municipality from Alfeld upon Leine County. On 1 August 1977 the rest of Alfeld upon Leine County was incorporated and in 1981 five municipalities of the former Duingen Comprehensive Municipality.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2017


Hildesheim-Marienburg County (- 1974)

Hildesheim-Marienburg County Flag

[Hildesheim-Marienburg county flag (-1974)] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2017

It was a yellow-red vertical bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2017

Hildesheim-Marienburg County Coat of Arms

Shield quartered, 1st and 4th quarter barry of six of Gules and Or, 2nd quarter Vert a stag's head caboshed Argent, crowned with a Latin cross Or, 3rd quarter Vert a building Argent.
Meaning:
The arms display in the 1st and 4th quarter the arms of the former Bishopric of Hildesheim. The colours red and yellow in two quarters and the flag colours as well are those of the Bishopric of Hildesheim, to which the county historically belonged until 1802. The building is Marienburg castle near Hildesheim. The stag of St. Hubert is referring to forestal riches and hunting. Until 1946, before the former Marienburg County was incorporated, the name of the county had been simply Hildesheim County. The greater arms of the county display a helmet on the shield, with as a crest a St. Hubert stag and the shield surrounded by gold and green oak leaves.
The arms were approved on 10 October 1946 by British Military Government.
Source:
Stadler 1964, p.45
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2017


Alfeld upon Leine County (- 1977)

Alfeld upon Leine County Flag

[Alfeld upon Leine county flag (-1977)] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2017

It was a red-white-red horizontal triband. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Sources: this webpage and Stadler 1964, p.12
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2017

Alfeld upon Leine County Coat of Arms

Shield Gules a stag forcene Argent armed Or.
Meaning:
Alfeld is located in the middle of the region of the Cheruscian tribe, who joined the Saxonian tribe union very early. The name is derived from "cherut" (=stag), and thus the stag was chosen.
Source:
Stadler 1964, p.12
The arms were approved on 9 March 1935 by Prussian Minister of State.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2017

Source: http://www.sieben-region.de/vernunftehe_jubilaum.html and Stadler 1964, p.12 Coat of Arms: Meaning: Hildesheim-Marienburg County (- 1974) Flag: Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2017 (see attached file: de-hi-c1.gif) (Hildesheim-Marienburg County) (see attached file: de-hi-c2.gif) (Alfeld upon Leine County)