Deinze
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Deinze
Deinze
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Coat of arms of Deinze
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Deinze is located in Belgium
Deinze
Deinze
Location in Belgium
Location of Deinze in East Flanders
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Coordinates: 50°59?N 03°32?E / 50.983°N 3.533°E / 50.983; 3.533Coordinates: 50°59?N 03°32?E / 50.983°N 3.533°E / 50.983; 3.533
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceEast Flanders
ArrondissementGhent
Government
 o MayorJan Vermeulen (CD&V)
 o Governing party/iesCD&V, VLD
Area
 o Total75.55 km2 (29.17 sq mi)
Population
(1 January 2017)[1]
 o Total30,906
 o Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Postal codes
9800
Area codes09
Websitewww.deinze.be

Deinze (Dutch pronunciation: ['d?i?nz?]) is a city and a municipality in the Belgian province of East Flanders. It comprises the city of Deinze, and the towns of Astene, Bachte-Maria-Leerne, Gottem, Grammene, Meigem, Petegem-aan-de-Leie, Sint-Martens-Leerne, Vinkt, Wontergem and Zeveren. On January 1, 2016, Deinze had a population of 30,628. The municipality's total area is 75.54 km2 (29 sq mi), giving a population density of 375 inhabitants per km².

On 1 January 2019, the municipality of Nevele will be merged into Deinze.

History

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In 1695, during the Nine Years' War, an English force garrisoned in the town under the command of the Irish general Francis Fergus O'Farrell was forced to surrender to French forces.

Postal history

The DEYNZE post office opened in 1836 with the postal code 31 (before 1864), then 94 prior to 1874. The only other office in the area before 1910 was PETEGHEM (not to be confused with PETEGHEM-LEZ-AUDENAERDE), which opened 1 June 1874.[2]

Postal codes in 1969[3] (before the merger of municipalities in 1977):

- 9800 Deinze - 9801 Astene - 9802 Petegem-aan-de-Leie - 9803 Gottem - 9804 Grammene - 9805 Wontergem - 9806 Vinkt - 9807 Zeveren - 9852 Sint-Martens-Leerne - 9853 Bachte-Maria-Leerne - 9854 Meigem

Sports

Deinze is the starting location of the cycling race Gent-Wevelgem. It is also the operational base of the Team Sky cycle racing team.

Places of interest

Famous inhabitants

Gallery

References

  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. ^ Catalogue Spécialisé des Oblitérations Belges, 1849-1910, Nationale en Internationale Postzegelmanifestaties Antwerpen (NIPA), Antwerp, 1999.
  3. ^ Liste des Numéros Postaux, Administration des Postes, Bruxelles 1969.

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