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Peine County (Germany)

Landkreis Peine, Lower Saxony

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Peine County

Peine County Flag

It is a yellow flag with thin red stripes on the edges at top and bottom. The arms without shield are in the yellow stripe and shifted to the hoist.
Jörg Majewski, 5 Jan 2008

Peine County Coat of Arms

[Peine County arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 5 Jan 2008

Shield Or two wolves rampant addorsed Gules.
The arms are derived from the arms of the Lords of Wolfenbüttel-Assenburg, who founded the city of Peine in 1223. A branch line named themselves afterwards Counts of Peine. The wolf is a canting symbol for the Counts of Wolfenbüttel. In 1260 the area became a possession of the Bishopric of Hildesheim until 1802. The colours are those of Hildesheim.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.73
Jörg Majewski, 5 Jan 2008

Flag and arms were approved on 18 November 1958.
Jörg Majewski, 5 Jan 2008

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