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Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
The arms were granted on February 10, 1936.
The arms show in the upper part the main sources of income in the district at the time; agriculture, mining, shipping and fishing. The deer in the lower part symbolises the many forests in the district.
Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.