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Emstek Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Emstek, Landkreis Cloppenburg, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-11-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Emstek flag] 2:3 2:3 image by Jarig Bakker, 13 Mar 2005 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 2:3. The flags and coat of arms of Emstek, in Kreis Cloppenburg, Land Niedersachsen, are from the Emstek municipal website. The flag has three horizontal stripes of blue and yellow. The yellow stripe is 1/2 flag height. In the centre thereof is the municipal coat of arms. The flag can also be used as a banner. The colours are derived from the city arms: blue for the blue coned roof of the castle, and yellow for the ornamented capsule ("Desum-Knop").
Jarig Bakker, 13 Mar 2005

Coat of Arms

[Emstek CoA] image by Jarig Bakker, 13 Mar 2005

Description of coat of arms:
Gules a castle Argent with coned roof Azure and ball Or, with two stylized trees (hawthorn and linden) Or; under the gate hanging on a rope an ornamented capsule ("Desum-Knop") Or.
The arms remind of the "Desum-Gericht", which for hundreds of years was held on the Desum near Emstek. It has the same motive as the legal seal of the "Gogericht" ( a juridical and administrative district in the Middle Ages) on the Desum.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.37
The arms were approved on 27 August 1969
Jarig Bakker, 13 Mar 2005

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