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Hettstedt is in Mansfeld-Südharz county in the former Mansfelder Land county and has around 20,000 inhabitants. The flag is red-white with the arms and was introduced in 1994. The arms show [St.] Jacob the Pilgrim, the patron of the city. Source: Günther 1996a. I drew and coloured the arms as they are shown on the city website. The illustration in Günther 1996a has an additional scroll saying 'Hettstedt' above the pilgrim.
Stefan Schwoon, 29 May 2001
The white-red shield held by St. Jacob shows the arms of the counts of Querfurt, the quartered shield those of Mansfeld-Querfurt, the lines that ruled the area until the 16th century. See also the arms and flags of the Kyffhäuserkreis, Mansfelder Land and Merseburg-Querfurt counties and of the city of Querfurt.
Stefan Schwoon, 9 July 2001