Steinfurt is a Kreis (district) in the northern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The ares became a part of the Prussian province of Westphalia in 1815. The new government in 1816 created the districts Steinfurt and Tecklenburg.
In 1975 the two old districts were joined together and Greven and Saerbeck from the former district Münster added to make the current district.
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||The coat of arms combines parts of the coats of arms of the former districts of Steinfurt, Tecklenburg and Münster. The swan in the middle comes from the earldom Steinfurt, the centre of the district. The red bar around the swan symbolizes the clerical state Münster, which lay around the dukedom Steinfurt. The red water lily leaves were symbol of the dukes of Tecklenburg.
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