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Lochem (The Netherlands)
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Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
adopted 29 Apr 1974.
Lochem municipalityNumber 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 CoA (yellow lion on blue field), derived from the Gelre CoA.
Jarig Bakker, 5 October 1999
Historical (unofficial) Flag Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
Lochem CoA image from this website.
Granted 9 Jul 1972
Laren [former municipality] Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
Adopted 14 Oct 1938; probably a parading flag on the occasion of the 40 years jubilee of Queen Wilhelmina's reign.