Oldenzaal (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɔldə(n)ˌzaːl] (listen); Tweants: Oldnzel) is a municipality and a city in the eastern province of Overijssel in the Netherlands. It is part of the region of Twente and is close to the German border.
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Patrick Welman (CDA)|
|• Total||21.95 km2 (8.47 sq mi)|
|• Land||21.55 km2 (8.32 sq mi)|
|• Water||0.40 km2 (0.15 sq mi)|
|Elevation||48 m (157 ft)|
|• Density||1,471/km2 (3,810/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
As of 1 January 2019, 31,885 people lived in Oldenzaal.
In the Netherlands, Oldenzaal is well known for its carnival festivities. During the carnival season Oldenzaal is known as "Boeskool-stad" which is a local dialect of the word Cabbage-town. During the main carnival weekend over 100,000 people come for the big parade showing high and mighty carnival trucks.
The town is served by the Oldenzaal railway station.
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