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Northeim county (Germany)

Landkreis Northeim, Lower Saxony

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[Northeim County flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 1 Jan 2008
Flag adopted 19 Sep 1952

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Northeim county

County: Northeim
county seat: Northeim
area: 1,266.87 qkm
population: 145,488
divisions: 12 municipalities, incl. 1 city, 6 towns
Flag adopted 19th September 1952
CoA adopted 2nd July 1948
*A "Samtgemeinde" (SG*), also called "collective municipality" is a combination of several municipalities to an administrative community  in Lower Saxony.
Jörg Majewski, 1 Jan 2008

CoA

[Northeim County arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 1 Jan 2008
adopted 2 Jul 1948

NORTHEIM
Additions : 1932 Uslar, 1973 Einbeck, Gandersheim
Origin/meaning:
The arms were granted on July 22, 1948.
The lions are taken from the arms of the former district Uslar. The lion is the lion of the Principality of Lüneburg, and the arms of the Welfen dynasty. The two lions represent the two former districts, which historically both were ruled for many centuries by the Welfen dynasty.
Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.
Source: Ralf Hartemink.