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Municipality and city
Street in Lochem
Street in Lochem
Flag of Lochem
Coat of arms of Lochem
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Lochem in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 52°10′N 6°25′E / 52.167°N 6.417°E / 52.167; 6.417Coordinates: 52°10′N 6°25′E / 52.167°N 6.417°E / 52.167; 6.417
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 (August 2017)[4]
 • Total 33,688
 • Density 158/km2 (410/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[edit]

Small hamlets are printed in italics.

Formerly in Gorssel:

The city of Lochem[edit]

Lochem, 18 km (11 mi) east of Zutphen, received city rights in 1233.[5] 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").


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



  1. ^ "Burgemeester van 't Erve" [Mayor van 't Erve] (in Dutch). Gemeente Lochem. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 7241AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "Stad Lochem", Mijn Gelderland. Retrieved on 14 April 2017.

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