|o Mayor||Jan Vermeulen (CD&V)|
|o Governing party/ies||CD&V, VLD|
|o Total||75.55 km2 (29.17 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2017)|
|o Density||410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
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.
To be expanded
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.
Postal codes in 1969 (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
Deinze on the Ferraris map (around 1775)