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Lüneburg county (Germany)

Landkreis Lüneburg, Lower Saxony

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[Lüneburg County flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 30 Dec 2007
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Lüneburg county

County: Lüneburg [Lueneburg]
county seat: Lüneburg [Lueneburg]
area: 1,323.35 qkm
population: 175,970
divisions: 43 municipalities, incl. 39 in 7 Samtgemeinden*, 1 city, 1 town
*A "Samtgemeinde" (SG*), also called "collective municipality" is a combination of several municipalities to an administrative community  in Lower Saxony.
Jörg Majewski, 30 Dec 2007


[Lüneburg County arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 30 Dec 2007
adopted 15 Jan 1927

The arms were granted on 15 January 1927.
The arms are one of the oldest district arms in the country. The district is practically identical to the former Duchy (later Principality) of Lüneburg. The Dukes of Lüneburg were of the Welfen dynasty, that used a lion as its arms. The lion in the right part of the arms is the lion of the Welfen in opposite colours. The hearts in the left part are taken from the Danish national arms. Duke Wilhelm of Lüneburg married in the 14th century Princess Helene of Denmark. The lion thus can also represent the Danish lion.
Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.
Source: Ralf Hartemink.