Enschede

municipality in Overijssel the Netherlands

Enschede (Low Saxon: Eanske) is a municipality and city in the province of Overijssel, the Netherlands. About 160,000 people were living there in 2021.

Enschede
Eanske
Municipality, city
Marketplace
Marketplace
Flag of Enschede
Coat of arms of Enschede
Location
Location
Map
Map
Coordinates: 52°13′N 6°54′E / 52.217°N 6.900°E / 52.217; 6.900
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceOverijssel
RegionTwente
Area
 • Total142.72 km2 (55.10 sq mi)
 • Land140.83 km2 (54.37 sq mi)
 • Water1.89 km2 (0.73 sq mi)
Elevation
42 m (138 ft)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total158,986
 • Density1,129/km2 (2,920/sq mi)
Websitewww.enschede.nl

It is the biggest city in Overijssel and borders Germany.

Enschede is also (informally) the capital of 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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