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Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
State : Saarland
The arms were granted on February 1st, 1966.
The districy is made up of several areas that historically belonged to different states, the four quarters in the arms represent these states.
The first quarter shows the arms of the State of Trier (see Rheinland-Pfalz). The former Ämter Saarburg (The amt Saarburg is now in Saarland and Rheinland-Pfalz) and Grimburg were part of the State of Trier.
The fourth quarter shows the arms of Luxembourg. The western part of the county historically belonged to Luxemburg.
Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.