|Heraldry of the World (Wappen der Welt)
Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
The arms were never officially granted to the district, but adopted as arms for the former district in 1955.
The lion is the lion of the State of Braunschweig, the crosier refers to the very influential Isernhagen Abbey.
Literature : Rabbow 2003.
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