Quedlinburg was a district
(Kreis) in the west of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Neighboring districts are (from west
Halberstadt , Bördekreis, Aschersleben-Staßfurt, Mansfelder Land,
Sangerhausen and the
district Nordhausen in Thuringia.
, the district of Ballenstedt was added
to the district. Parts of the districts of Blankenburg and of
Aschersleben were added in 1994
July 1, 2007, the
district of Quedlinburg was merged, with the districts of
Halberstadt and of Wernigerode, into the new district of Harz.
northern part of the district is located in the Harz
Coat of arms
||The coat of arms shows symbols for the three historic
landscapes in the district. In the topleft part is an antler
symbolizing the Regenstein county. The two knives are special
knives used at a buffet (German: Kredenzmesser), which stand for
the Abbey of Quedlinburg. The yellow-black stripes (fesses) derive
from the coat of arms of the county Ballenstedt.
The coat of arms were granted on September
24, 1990, replacing the older arms which
only contained the knives of Quedlinburg.
Towns and municipalities