Deventer

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Deventer
Municipality
Deventer skyline; the Saint Lebuinus Church is shown in the centre
Deventer skyline; the Saint Lebuinus Church is shown in the centre
Flag of Deventer
Flag
Coat of arms of Deventer
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Deventer in a municipal map of Overijssel
Location in Overijssel
Coordinates: 52°15′N 6°9′E / 52.250°N 6.150°E / 52.250; 6.150Coordinates: 52°15′N 6°9′E / 52.250°N 6.150°E / 52.250; 6.150
Country Netherlands
Province Overijssel
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Andries Heidema (CU)
Area[2]
 • Total 134.33 km2 (51.87 sq mi)
 • Land 131.23 km2 (50.67 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 9 m (30 ft)
Population (August 2017)[4]
 • Total 98,510
 • Density 730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Deventenaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 7400–7438
Area code 0570
Website www.deventer.nl

Deventer is a city in the east of the Netherlands. It has about 97,000 inhabitants. It was founded by Lebuinus around 768. He built a wooden church there.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "Burgemeester ir. A.P. Heidema" [Mayor ir. A.P. Heidema] (in Dutch). Gemeente Deventer. Retrieved 27 March 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 7411KT". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.