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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
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The arms were granted on January 27, 1982.
The arms are a combination of parts of the arms of Aschendorf-Hümmling (prehistorical monument), Meppen (roses) and Lingen (anchor). The wavy division symbolises the river Ems.
The arms on a road sign (image by Jan-Erik Løken)
and acquisition of new heraldic material
Literature : Linder and Olzog, 1996.