Haaksbergen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦaːɡzbɛrɣə(n)] (listen)) is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel, in the Twente region.

Haaksbergen
Aerial view of Haaksbergen
Aerial view of Haaksbergen
Flag of Haaksbergen
Coat of arms of Haaksbergen
Highlighted position of Haaksbergen in a municipal map of Overijssel
Location in Overijssel
Coordinates: 52°9′N 6°45′E / 52.150°N 6.750°E / 52.150; 6.750Coordinates: 52°9′N 6°45′E / 52.150°N 6.750°E / 52.150; 6.750
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceOverijssel
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorRob Welten (CDA)
Area
 • Total105.50 km2 (40.73 sq mi)
 • Land104.82 km2 (40.47 sq mi)
 • Water0.68 km2 (0.26 sq mi)
Elevation27 m (89 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[3]
 • Total24,277
 • Density232/km2 (600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Haaksbergenaar, Haaksberger
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
7480–7489
Area code053
Websitewww.haaksbergen.nl

The Buurserbeek flows through the municipality of Haaksbergen.

Population centresEdit

  • Boekelo
  • Brammelo
  • Buurse
  • Den Braam
  • Eppenzolder
  • Haaksbergen
  • Harmöle
  • Holthuizen
  • Honesch
  • Langelo
  • St. Isidorushoeve
  • Stepelo

TopographyEdit

 

Dutch Topographic map of Haaksbergen (town), June 2014.

Haaksbergen monstertruck accidentEdit

On 28 September 2014 a monster truck crashed into the attending crowd.[4] Three visitors were reported dead, amongst them one child.[5][6] According to Hans Gerritsen, mayor of Haaksbergen at the time, twelve people were injured.[6]

Notable residentsEdit

 
Shirley van der Lof, 2009

SportEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 7481HS". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Monstertruck rijdt in op publiek". NOS op 3. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Monster Truck Crash Reportedly Kills Three". Sky News. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Three dead, including one child, in Dutch stunt truck accident". Retrieved 28 September 2014.

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