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by Stefan Schwoon
Flag and coat-of-arms adopted 26 October 1994
Blue-white with the arms.
Sources: Ulle 1999
Stefan Schwoon, 14 Mar 2001
Flag adopted on 26 October 1994, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website. From Ralf Hartemink's website :
The arms were granted on 26 October 1994. The lion is the lion of the Counts (later Princes) of Schwarzburg, who, in the Middle Ages, ruled most of the present district. The small shield shows the arms of the Counts of Mansfeld, who, in the 18th century, acquired several estates in the district. The base of the shield symbolises the mountainous terrain, with many forests, and the Wipper river.
Source: Linder and Olzog 1996.
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