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Ruurlo (The Netherlands)
Last modified: 2005-03-26 by jarig bakker
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adoption date unknown.
Population (1 Jan 2003): 8.584; area: 65,20 km². Settlements: Ruurlo
(seat), Brinkmanshoek, De Bruil, De Haar, Heurne (part), Mariënvelde,
Ruurlo (also Ruurloo) is in northeast Gelderland, c. 20 km east of
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.
Since 1 Jan 2005 Ruurlo is part of the new municipality of Berkelland.
Jarig Bakker, 12 October 1999
image from the Koffie Hag album.
Granted 20 Jul 1816.