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Civic heraldry of Germany
Deutsche Wappen

  • Total pages in the German section : 21,087
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State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Kleve (until 1969 Geldern)
Additions : 1969 Amt Aldekerk, Amt Nieukerk, Aldekerk, Eyll, Nieukerk, Stenden

Wappen von Kerken

Official blazon

  • (de) Gespalten von rot und silber (weiß), darin über je einer Mispelblüte eine Kirche in verwechselten Farben.


The arms were officially granted on November 16, 1971.

The two churches are canting elements (Kirch = kerk = church), for Aldekerk and Nieukerk. The two roses are the old symbol of Geldern and represent Eyll and Stenden, which were possessions of the dukes of Geldern.

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Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Nagel, R. : Rheinisches Wappenbuch, Köln, 1986.