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Pinneberg County (Germany)

Kreis Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein

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Pinneberg County

Passing the "Elbtunnel" right on the lefthand side northern directory, lies the County of Pinneberg. Related to its expanse of 664 km2 it is the smallest one of Schleswig-Holstein, even though 10 percent of the inhabitants of our federal state live here. Therefore the County Pinneberg with its 299.310 inhabitants at the same time is the biggest district of Schleswig-Holstein. The region’s length is about 35 km and is right next to Hamburg. To the east the County of Segeberg borders on, to the north the County of Steinburg and to the south - beyond the Elbe - lies the County of Stade, a district of the federal state Niedersachsen. The most southwestern County of the northernmost federal state offers its visitors lots of features, they wouldn’t get elsewhere. Such as Helgoland, Germanys one and only open sea isle, belongs to the County Pinneberg.

The emblem of many of the 49 communities of the County of Pinneberg shows a tree or a rose. Even the County of Pinneberg itself . The emblem shows a green fair with golden roots – a hint to the traditional tree nursery. With 8 towns, 3 independent communes and 38 rural communes the district of Pinneberg has an urban structure. The biggest town is Elmshorn with 48.253 inhabitants, the smallest commune is Bullenkuhlen with 367 inhabitants.
Source: Pinneberg county website.

Pinneberg County arms

[Pinneberg County flag] image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Dec 2007

The Pinneberg county arms were granted 11 Jan 1946 by the British military administration. It shows a free floating green firtree with golden roots in a silver stylized nettle-leave on a red shield. The nettle-leave reminds of count of Schauenburg, a former regional ruler. The fir-tree symbolizes the county's tree-nursery, possibly one of the largest in area in the world.
Source: Pinneberg county website.