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Laren (The Netherlands)

Noord-Holland province

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Laren municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net
adopted 25 Mar 1987.

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Laren municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 11.674; area: 12,37 km². Settlements: Laren (seat).
The official coat of arms of Laren was granted on 22 Oct 1817 by the High Council of Nobility as a "Coat of Arms of azure, charged with an "S" or". This was interpreted as a 'warrekam' - an instrument to comb sheep-wool. Later research revealed that it is probably an "L", initial of Laren.
Source: the Laren municipal site.
Ralf Hartemink has tried to solve the S-riddle, scrutinizing over 13 explanations - but it probably will remain a myStery...

Laren Coat of Arms

[Laren Coat of Arms] image from Ralf Hartemink's site.

Granted 22 Oct 1817.