Lochem

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Lochem
Municipality
Skyline of Lochem
Flag of Lochem
Flag
Coat of arms of Lochem
Coat of arms
Location of Lochem
Coordinates: 52°10′N 06°25′E / 52.167°N 6.417°E / 52.167; 6.417Coordinates: 52°10′N 06°25′E / 52.167°N 6.417°E / 52.167; 6.417
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Area(2006)
 • Total 216.02 km2 (83.41 sq mi)
 • Land 213.31 km2 (82.36 sq mi)
 • Water 2.71 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2007)
 • Total 32,834
 • Density 154/km2 (400/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Dutch Topographic map of Lochem (city), March 2014

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[edit]

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[edit]

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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