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Description: Azure two erased linden-trees or and in an enlarged inescutcheon
gules a cross argent with in the first and fourth quarter a medlar-flower
argent barbed vert, and in the second and third quarter a bear's paw or;
the shield is surmontée of a crown or of five leaves.
The coat of arms is derived from the municipal arms of the five former municipalities. The arms of Goor (red with a white cross with 4 medlar-flowers) are most prominent, as it was the most populous; its central place reflects its geographical position in the new municipality. The bear's paws are from Diepenheim. The municipal arms of Ambt Delden, Markelo and Stad Delden show all one or more trees, while the arms of Markelo shows also an inescutcheon. The golden crown is derived from the arms of Stad Delden, Goor and Diepenheim.
Jarig Bakker, 24 Nov 2003