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Peine county (Germany)

Landkreis Peine, Lower Saxony

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[Peine County flag] 1:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 5 Jan 2008
Flag adopted 18 Nov 1958

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Peine county

County: Peine
county seat: Peine
area: 534.73 qkm
population: 134,178
divisions: 8 municipalities, incl. 1 city
Flag adopted 18th November 1958
CoA adopted 18th November 1958
*A "Samtgemeinde" (SG*), also called "collective municipality" is a combination of several municipalities to an administrative community  in Lower Saxony.
Jörg Majewski, 5 Jan 2008

CoA

[Peine County arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 5 Jan 2008
adopted 18 Nov 1958

PEINE
Origin/meaning:
The arms were granted on November 18, 1958.
The arms are derived from the arms of the Lords of Wolfenbüttel-Assenburg, who founded the city of Peine in 1223. A branch 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 Bishops of Hildesheim until 1802. The colours are the colours of Hildesheim.
Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.
Source: Ralf Hartemink.