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Street in Lochem
Street in Lochem
Flag of Lochem
Coat of arms of Lochem
Coat of arms
Location in Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
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Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Sebastiaan van ’t Erve (GL)
 • Total 215.94 km2 (83.37 sq mi)
 • Land 213.20 km2 (82.32 sq mi)
 • Water 2.74 km2 (1.06 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 14 m (46 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 33,227
 • Density 156/km2 (400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Lochemer
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 7210–7218, 7240–7245
Area code 0573, 0575
Website lochem.nl
Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Lochem, June 2015

Lochem (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands. On 1 January 2005, the municipality merged with the municipality of Gorssel.

Population centres

Small hamlets are printed in italics.

  • Barchem
  • Laren, Gelderland
  • Lochem

Formerly in Gorssel:

Lochem railway station - Railway Zutphen to Oldenzaal (line 73): Zutphen - Lochem - Goor (mun. Hof van Twente) - Delden (ditto) - Hengelo - Oldenzaal.

The city of Lochem

Lochem, 18 km (11 mi) east of Zutphen, received city rights in 1233. Until the 17th century, it was often besieged and burnt down. After 1700, it became a small market town for the farmers in its surroundings.

The village of Laren (Gelderland) has a castle called Verwolde. In summer, guided tours of this castle are organized for tourists. On its estate there is a tree, said to be the thickest tree in the Netherlands ( "de dikke boom van Verwolde").

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  1. "Burgemeester van 't Erve" (in Dutch). Gemeente Lochem. Retrieved 17 June 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten". CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand". CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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