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Quedlinburg (district)

Adm. Region:Magdeburg
Area:540.36 km²
Inhabitants:76,812 (2002)
pop. density:142 inh./km²
Car identification:QLB

Quedlinburg is a district (Kreis) in the west of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from west clockwise) Wernigerode, Halberstadt , Bördekreis, Aschersleben-Staßfurt, Mansfelder Land, Sangerhausen and the district Nordhausen in Thuringia.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Partnerships
4 Coat of arms
5 Towns and municipalities
6 External links


In 1950 the district Ballenstedt was added to the district, in 1994 parts of the district Blankenburg and Aschersleben were added.


The northern part of the district is located in the Harz mountains.

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

  1. Ballenstedt ¹
  2. Gernrode ¹
  3. Güntersberge ¹
  4. Harzgerode ¹
  5. Quedlinburg ¹
  6. Thale ¹

¹ administered in a
  1. Ballenstedt
  2. Bode-Selke-Aue
  3. Gernrode/Harz
  4. Quedlinburg
  5. Thale
  6. Unterharz

External links