|• Total||142.72 km2 (55.10 sq mi)|
|• Land||140.83 km2 (54.37 sq mi)|
|• Water||1.89 km2 (0.73 sq mi)|
|Elevation||42 m (138 ft)|
|• Density||1,129/km2 (2,920/sq mi)|
It is the biggest city in Overijssel and borders Germany.
Enschede is also (informally) the capital of Twente region.
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.