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Epe (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈeːpə] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands.

Cannenburgh Castle
Cannenburgh Castle
Flag of Epe
Coat of arms of Epe
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Epe in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 52°21′N 5°59′E / 52.350°N 5.983°E / 52.350; 5.983Coordinates: 52°21′N 5°59′E / 52.350°N 5.983°E / 52.350; 5.983
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorHans van der Hoeve (VVD)
 • Total157.37 km2 (60.76 sq mi)
 • Land156.29 km2 (60.34 sq mi)
 • Water1.08 km2 (0.42 sq mi)
Elevation13 m (43 ft)
 (August 2017)[4]
 • Total32,793
 • Density210/km2 (500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Epenaar, Eper
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code0578

The municipality has a population of 32,191 (2015, source: CBS), and the town itself has a population of 15,552. The town hall stands in Epe, which is situated about 16 km (9.9 mi) north of Apeldoorn and 21 km (13 mi) south of Zwolle.

Another important town within the municipality is Vaassen (12,739 inhabitants), halfway between Epe and Apeldoorn. It has an interesting castle called 'Kasteel De Cannenburgh', which is open to visitors (guided tour compulsory). Epe, Vaassen and also the village of Oene each have a beautiful medieval church. Other population centres of interest are Emst, Gortel, Tongeren, Wissel and Zuuk.


International relationsEdit

Dutch Topographic map of Epe, June 2015

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Epe is twinned with:

Notable residentsEdit


  1. ^ "College" [Board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Epe. Archived from the original on 9 July 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 8161CL". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.

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