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City of Hettstedt (Mansfelder Land County, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)

Stadt Hettstedt

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[City of Hettstedt (Mansfelder Land County, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon

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Hettstedt is in Mansfelder Land county and has 20,000 inhabitants. The flag is red-white with the arms and was introduced in 1994. The arms show [St.] Jacob the Pilgrim, the patron of the city. Source: Günther 1996a. I drew and coloured the arms as they are shown on the city website. The illustration in Günther 1996a has an additional scroll saying 'Hettstedt' above the pilgrim.

Stefan Schwoon, 29 May 2001

The white-red shield held by St. Jacob shows the arms of the counts of Querfurt, the quartered shield those of Mansfeld-Querfurt, the lines that ruled the area until the 16th century. See also the arms and flags of the Kyffhäuserkreis, Mansfelder Land and Merseburg-Querfurt counties and of the city of Querfurt.

Stefan Schwoon, 9 July 2001