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Altmarkkreis Salzwedel Rural District

German district in Saxony-Anhalt
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Altmarkkreis Salzwedel is a district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

Altmarkkreis Salzwedel
Altmarkkreis Salzwedel in S-A.svg
Country Germany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
CapitalSalzwedel
Area
 • Total2,292 km2 (885 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total101,000
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationSAW
Websitealtmarkkreis-salzwedel.de

HistoryEdit

The old Altmark region, included parts of the neighbouring district of Stendal. In the 10th century it was the eastern border of the Holy Roman Empire.

In the Late Middle Ages many towns were members of the Hanseatic League.

The modern district was established in 1994 by joining the former districts of Gardelegen, Klötze, Salzwedel and part of Osterburg.

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms displays:

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Other websitesEdit