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Groenlo (The Netherlands)

Groenlo (The Netherlands)

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Groenlo municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 19 Jan 1993; design: Drs. Hans van Heyningen.

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Groenlo municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 9.400; area: 9,41 km². Settlements: Groenlo (seat), Eefsele.
Groenlo is an old medieval town in the Achterhoek. It was one of the last Spanish held possessions north of the big rivers during the 80-years war, taken by us in 1627. Also (and perhaps better) known as Grol, hence Grolsch bier.
The old flag (rampant lion or on blue) had been long in use, before it was officially adopted on 5 September 1961. That flag was derived from the municipal CoA, where the lion reminds of the death of Willem van Nassau before the walls of Groenlo in 1627.
Willem aka Willem Lalecq (1601-1627) was the bastard son of Maurits van Nassau and Margaretha van Mechelen.
Jarig Bakker, 26 September 1999

Historical flag

old Groenlo flag Shipmate Flagchart :

Used 1961-1993

Groenlo CoA

[Groenlo CoA] image from the Groenlo municipal website.

Granted 20 Jul 1816.