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Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
The arms were granted on August 31, 2007.
The arms are a combination of the arms of the former districts. The first quarter is the historical arms of Anhalt and was part of the arms of Anhalt-Zerbst. The black lion and the three leaves are both taken from the arms of the Bitterfeld district. The palm tree is taken from the arms of Köthen district.