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Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
JERICHOWER LAND (JL)
The arms were granted on September 12, 1995.
The arms are a combination of the Elbe-Havel Channel which runs through the county and which is important for the local economy, and a crane. The crane is a typical bird for the area and symbolises the nature in the county.
Literature : Papendieck, H. : Die Wappen der Landkreise und kreisfreien Städte des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt. Landesarchiv Magdeburg, 1996.