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Lichtenvoorde (The Netherlands)

Oost Gelre municipality, Gelderland province

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Lichtenvoorde municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 30 Oct 1969.

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Lichtenvoorde former municipality

In 2004 the new municipality of Oost Gelre was formed by the merger of the former municipalities of Groenlo and Lichtenvoorde.
Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 19.446; area: 73,83 km². Settlements: Lichtenvoorde (seat), Harreveld, Lievelde, Vragender, Zieuwent.
Lichtenvoorde is a municipality in the Achterhoek, East Gelderland. This area was already inhabited 5000 years ago. In the 10the century AD it became a 'heerlijkheid' - 'lordship', which was inherited by the Polish prince Adam Czartorisky, who sold it to Prince Willem V in 1776.

The old flag was divided vertically Yellow - Red and in the center the municipal Coat of Arms, crowned; it was adopted 1958, after it had been used for several years unofficially. The castle on the Coat of Arms reminds of the former castle Lichtenvoorde.
Jarig Bakker, 4 October 1999