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Stendal Rural District

German district in Saxony-Anhalt

Stendal (IPA: [ˈʃtɛndaːl]) is a district (Kreis) in the north-east of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It was formed in 1994 by joining the old district of Stendal with the districts Osterburg and Havelberg.

Stendal
Landkreis Stendal in S-A.svg
Country Germany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
CapitalStendal
Area
 • Total2,423.04 km2 (935.54 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total136,866
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationSDL
Websitelandkreis-stendal.de

PartnershipsEdit

The districts has twin town agreements with   Russia, Yarzevo District   Lithuania, Mažeikiai district   Sweden, Vårgårda   Germany,   North Rhine-Westphalia, Lippe

Coat of armsEdit

  The red eagle in the left of the coat of arms is the symbol of Brandenburg, as historically the Altmark was part of Brandenburg. It also stands for the district Havelland. The golden trefoil with three oak leaves symbolizes the old district of Stendal, and is taken from the coat of arms of the family of Bismarck. The three golden diamonds on black ground come from the coat of arms of the dukes of Osterburg, representing the former district Osterburg.

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