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Deinze (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdɛi̯nzə]) 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, 2019, Deinze had a population of 43,500. The municipality's total area is 75.54 km2 (29 sq mi), giving a population density of 375 inhabitants per km².

Deinze - tijdens de werken van 2011 - België.jpg
Flag of Deinze
Coat of arms of Deinze
Coat of arms
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; 3.533Coordinates: 50°59′N 03°32′E / 50.983°N 3.533°E / 50.983; 3.533
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceEast Flanders
 • MayorJan Vermeulen (CD&V)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V, VLD
 • Total75.55 km2 (29.17 sq mi)
 • Total31,085
 • Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Postal codes
Area codes09

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


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 historyEdit

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


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 interestEdit

Famous inhabitantsEdit



  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  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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