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Tiel

municipality in Gelderland, the Netherlands

Ltspkr.png Tiel is a town in the middle of the Netherlands.

Tiel
Municipality
Flag of Tiel
Flag
Coat of arms of Tiel
Coat of arms
Location of Tiel
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGelderland
Area
(2006)
 • Total34.84 km2 (13.45 sq mi)
 • Land32.31 km2 (12.47 sq mi)
 • Water2.54 km2 (0.98 sq mi)
Population
 • Total41,537
 • Density1,287/km2 (3,330/sq mi)
 Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Statue of Flipje

The town is sourrounded by the rivers Waal and Linge on the south and the north side. The Amsterdam-Rhine Canal is on the east side. The city was founded in the 5th century. The whole municipality has about 41,500 inhabitants. The town's mascot is a fruit man called Flipje. Flipje used to be the mascot for a local jam factory, but is now an icon for the whole of Tiel.