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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
Gespalten von rot und silber (weiß), darin über je einer Mispelblüte eine Kirche in verwechselten Farben.
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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.