Deventer

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Deventer
Municipality
Deventer skyline; the Saint Lebuinus Church is shown in the centre

Flag

Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Deventer in a municipal map of Overijssel
Location in Overijssel
Coordinates: 52°15′N 6°9′E / 52.25°N 6.15°E / 52.25; 6.15Coordinates: 52°15′N 6°9′E / 52.25°N 6.15°E / 52.25; 6.15
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 (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 98,510
 • Density 733.34/km2 (1,899.35/sq mi)
Demonym 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.

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