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Lochem (The Netherlands)

Gelderland province

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Lochem municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 29 Apr 1974.

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Lochem municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 19.411; area: 128,80 km². Settlements: Lochem (seat), Barchem, Laren.
Lochem is in north central Gelderland. City rights since 1233. In the 16th century the inhabitants had the right to take hay from hay-carts. Thus a Trojan haycart with Spanish soldiers was discovered during the 80 years war. It's the town of the famous Dutch poet H. C. Staring.
In 1971 the present municipality of Lochem was formed by the merger of the former municipalities of Laren and Lochem.
The old unofficial flag was horizontally YB; the new one, adopted 29 Apr 1974, is a variation thereof, inspired by the municipal Coat of Arms (yellow lion on blue field), derived from the Gelre Coat of Arms.
Jarig Bakker, 5 October 1999

Historical (unofficial) Flag

Old Lochem flag Shipmate Flagchart :

Lochem Coat of Arms

[Lochem Coat of Arms] image from this website.

Granted 9 Jul 1972 

Laren [former municipality]

former municipality of Laren Shipmate Flagchart :

Adopted 14 Oct 1938; probably a parading flag on the occasion of the 40 years jubilee of Queen Wilhelmina's reign.