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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Verden
Additions : 1972 Armsen, Bendingbostel, Brunsbrock, Heins, Hohenaverbergen, Holtum (Geest), Kreepen, Kükenmoor, Luttum, Neddenaverbergen, Otersen, Schafwinkel, Sehlingen, Stemmen, Weitzmühlen, Wittlohe
(de) Gespalten von Rot und Gold, vorn ein durchgehendes geschliffenes silbernes lateinisches Hochkreuz, hinten einen blauen Pflug.
The arms were officially granted on July 4, 1975.
The red is used as a symbol for the flowering heather (Erica sp) in the municipality. The cross is a canting symbol (Kirch=church). At the same time is also indicates the crossing of two main historical trade roads in the municipality. One of these was the 'salt-road' from and to Lüneburg. The salt is also symbolised on the centre of the cross.
The golden field refers to the sandy soils in the region . The plough is a typical symbol for the agricultural character of the municipality.