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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 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").
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.
Jarig Bakker, 13 Mar 2005
Image by Jarig Bakker, 13 Mar 2005
Arms granted 27 Aug 1969
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