Deinze (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdɛi̯nzə] i) 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, Hansbeke, Landegem, Meigem, Merendree, Nevele, Petegem-aan-de-Leie, Poesele [nl], Sint-Martens-Leerne, Vinkt, Vosselare, Wontergem, and Zeveren. On 1 January 2022, Deinze had a population of 44,315. The municipality's total area is 128.03 km2 (49 sq mi), giving a population density of 342 inhabitants per km².

Flag of Deinze
Coat of arms of Deinze
Location of Deinze
Deinze is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Location of Deinze in East Flanders
Coordinates: 50°59′N 03°32′E / 50.983°N 3.533°E / 50.983; 3.533
Country Belgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceEast Flanders
 • MayorJan Vermeulen (CD&V)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V, Open Deinze
 • Total128.03 km2 (49.43 sq mi)
 • Total44,315
 • Density350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Postal codes
NIS code
Area codes09

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

History Edit

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 Edit

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 Edit

Deinze is the starting location of the cycling race Gent–Wevelgem. It is also the operational base of the Ineos Grenadiers cycle racing team, formally Team Sky.

Places of interest Edit

Famous inhabitants Edit

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2022". Statbel.
  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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