Last modified: 2016-10-31 by klaus-michael schneider
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3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Dec 2007
Flag adopted 27 January 1982
Description of coat of arms:
In golden shield are three red medlar blossoms seeded golden ordered per fess, red chief charged with a dolmen Argent, blue base wavy charged with a golden anchor.
The chief is representing former Aschendorf-Hümmling County, the anchor former Lingen County, the golden field former Meppen County and the number of medlars is probably alluding to the three former counties. Furthermore the medlars are a modification taken from the arms of the Dukes of Arenberg.
Source: Stadler 1964, pp.14, 57, 61
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2016