Enschede

municipality in Overijssel the Netherlands

Enschede (Low Saxon: Eanske) is a city in the east of the Netherlands. The municipality has about 160,000 people in 2021.

Enschede
Municipality + city
Flag of Enschede
Flag
Coat of arms of Enschede
Coat of arms
Location of Enschede
Map of the municipality of Enschede
Map of the municipality of Enschede
Coordinates: 52°13′N 6°54′E / 52.217°N 6.900°E / 52.217; 6.900Coordinates: 52°13′N 6°54′E / 52.217°N 6.900°E / 52.217; 6.900
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceOverijssel
Area
(2020)
 • Total142.72 km2 (55.10 sq mi)
 • Land140.83 km2 (54.37 sq mi)
 • Water1.89 km2 (0.73 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2019)
 • Total158,986
 • Density1,129/km2 (2,920/sq mi)
 Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Enschede is the biggest city in the province of Overijssel and borders Germany.

It is also (informally) the capital of the Twente region.

Fireworks accidentEdit

 
Fireworks accident

On 13 May 2000 there was a huge destruction caused by an accident in a fireworks factory. Twenty-three people were killed, while almost a thousand people were injured. Thousands of people lost their homes.


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Marketplace in Enschede