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adopted 24 februari 1970.
Population (1 Jan 2003): 8.550; area: 67,90 km². Settlements: Vorden
(seat), Delden, Kranenburg, Linde, Medler, Mossel, Veldwijk, Vierakker,
Vorden is c. 10 km southeast of Zutphen. It has 8 castles and is the
place where the famous Dutch poet A. C. W. Staring lived and died.
Flag: adopted 24 februari 1970.
The flag is a nice adaptation of the municipal Coat of Arms; the waves stand
for the water of the 'vorde' (ford) in the Vordense beek. The checky part
is derived from Coat of Arms of the family Vorden.
Jarig Bakker, 15 Oct 1999
On 1 January 2004 the new municipality of Bronckhorst
(Gelderland) was formed out of the merger of Hengelo
(Gld), Hummelo en Keppel, Steenderen,
Vorden and Zelhem.
Vorden Coat of Arms
from the Vorden municipal site.
Granted 20 Jul 1816.