Tiel

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Tiel
Municipality

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Coordinates: 51°53′00″N 5°26′00″E / 51.8833°N 5.4333°E / 51.8833; 5.4333Coordinates: 51°53′00″N 5°26′00″E / 51.8833°N 5.4333°E / 51.8833; 5.4333
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Area(2006)
 • Total 34.84 km2 (13.45 sq mi)
 • Land 32.31 km2 (12.47 sq mi)
 • Water 2.54 km2 (0.98 sq mi)
Population (1 January, 2007)
 • Total 41,184
 • Density 1,275/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Statue of Flipje

Ltspkr.png Tiel is a town in the middle of the Netherlands.

The town is sourrounded by the Waal river and the Linge river on the south and the north side. The Amsterdam-Rhine Canal is on the east side. The city was founded in the 5th century. The whole municipality has about 41.000 inhabitants, while the village of Tiel itself has 29.000 people. The village's mascot is a fruit man, which is called Flipje. Flipje used to be the mascot for a local Jam factory, but is now an icon for the whole of Tiel.