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Ruurlo (The Netherlands)

Gelderland province

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Ruurlo municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
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 Coat of Arms; 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.
Since 1 Jan 2005 Ruurlo is part of the new municipality of Berkelland.
Jarig Bakker, 12 October 1999

Ruurlo Coat of Arms

[Ruurlo Coat of Arms] image from the Koffie Hag album.

Granted 20 Jul 1816.