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Ruurlo (The Netherlands)

Gelderland province

Last modified: 2003-08-16 by jarig bakker
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Ruurlo municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
adoption date unknown.

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Ruurlo municipality

Population (1 Jan 2003): 8.584; area: 65,20 km². Settlements: Ruurlo (seat), Brinkmanshoek, De Bruil, De Haar, Heurne (part), Mariënvelde, Veldhoek (part).
Ruurlo (also Ruurloo) is in northeast Gelderland, c. 20 km east of Zutphen.
The flag is derived from the municipal CoA; according to Sierksma's 'Gemeentewapens' reminding of 'Derk met de höndekes' (Derk with the doggies), a Wild Hunter (reminding of Wodan, Odin) travelling through the air. The dog is a 'windhond', greyhound. However the origin is very uncertain.
Jarig Bakker, 12 October 1999

Ruurlo CoA

[Ruurlo CoA] image from the Koffie Hag album.

Granted 20 Jul 1816.