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Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
The arms were granted on July 17, 1973.
The arms are based on the old arms of the Princes and State of Lippe. The number of 16 grains (pollen) in the rose symbolises the 16 municipalities in the district.
Literature : Linder and Olzog, 1996.