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Oldenzaal

Oldenzaal
Former city hall of Oldenzaal
Former city hall of Oldenzaal
Flag of Oldenzaal
Flag
Coat of arms of Oldenzaal
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Oldenzaal in a municipal map of Overijssel
Location in Overijssel
Coordinates: 52°19′N 6°56′E / 52.317°N 6.933°E / 52.317; 6.933
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceOverijssel
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorTheo Schouten (PvdA)
Area
 • Total21.95 km2 (8.47 sq mi)
 • Land21.55 km2 (8.32 sq mi)
 • Water0.40 km2 (0.15 sq mi)
Elevation48 m (157 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total31,840
 • Density1,477/km2 (3,830/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Oldenzaler, Boeskool
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
7570–7579
Area code0541
Websitewww.oldenzaal.nl

Oldenzaal (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɔldə(n)zaːl] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality and a city in the eastern province of Overijssel in the Netherlands. It is part of the region of Twente and is close to the German border.

It received city rights in 1249. Historically, the city was part of the Hanseatic League as a subsidiary city of the fellow Hanseatic city of Deventer.

Located on the A1 motorway from Amsterdam to Germany, Oldenzaal also has a rail connection to Hengelo.

As of 1 January 2019, 31,885 people lived in Oldenzaal.[citation needed]

In the Netherlands, Oldenzaal is well known for its carnaval festivities. During the carnaval season Oldenzaal is known as "Boeskool-stad" which is a local dialiect of the word Coliflower-town. During the main carnaval weekend over 100,000 people come for the big parade showing high and mighty carnaval trucks.

Transportation

The town is served by the Oldenzaal railway station.

Dutch Topographic map of Oldenzaal (town), as of June 2014

Notable residents

Sport

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Burgemeester Theo Schouten" [Mayor Theo Schouten] (in Dutch). Gemeente Oldenzaal. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 7571CD". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 17 January 2020

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