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Elst is a city in the municipality of Overbetuwe in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is situated in the Betuwe, between the cities of Nijmegen and Arnhem. Elst has 21,447 inhabitants.[1]

Elst
Flag of Elst
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Coat of arms of Elst
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°54′56″N 5°50′16″E / 51.91556°N 5.83778°E / 51.91556; 5.83778
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGelderland
MunicipalityOverbetuwe
Population
 (2012)
21.447[1]

Elst is known for its Roman temples, which are situated under the Saint Werenfried church. Elst was a separate municipality until 2001, when it became a part of Overbetuwe.[2]

H. J. Heinz Company's sauce factory for the European market is located south of the town centre.

Elstar is an apple cultivar that was developed in Elst in the 1950s.

Saint-Martin Church in Elst

EducationEdit

Elst is home to three high schools: Het Westeraam, Lyceum and Over Betuwe College Elst (OBC Elst).

SportsEdit

There are several sports clubs in Elst, including:


People born in ElstEdit

TransportationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b overbetuwe.nl Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.

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