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Emstek (Germany)

cloppenburg county, lower saxony

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[Emstek flag] 2:3 Image by Jarig Bakker, 13 Mar 2005
Flag adopted; arms granted 27 Aug 1969

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Municipality of Emstek

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 flagheight. In the center thereof is the municipal arms. The flag can also be used as a banner. The colors are derived from the city arms: blue for the blue coned roof of the castle, and yellow for the ornamented capsule ("Desum-Knop").
     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 motif as the legal seal of the "Gogericht" on the Desum.
Jarig Bakker, 13 Mar 2005

Emstek Coat of Arms

[Emstek CoA] Image by Jarig Bakker, 13 Mar 2005
Arms granted 27 Aug 1969

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