Elst, Gelderland

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Coat of arms of Elst
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Coordinates: 51°54′56″N 5°50′16″E / 51.91556°N 5.83778°E / 51.91556; 5.83778
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Municipality Overbetuwe
Population (2012) 21.447[1]

Elst is a town in the municipality of Overbetuwe in the Dutch province of Gelderland. Elst is situated in the Betuwe, between the cities of Nijmegen and Arnhem. Elst has 21,447 inhabitants.[1]

Elst is famous for its Roman temples, which are situated under the Saint Werenfried church. Elst was a separate municipality until 2001, when it became a part of Overbetuwe.[2]

H. J. Heinz Company's sauce factory for the European market is located south of the town centre.

Saint-Martin Church in Elst


Elst is home to three high schools: Het Westeraam, Lyceum and Over Betuwe College Elst (OBC Elst).


There are several sports clubs in Elst, including:

People born in Elst[edit]



  1. ^ a b overbetuwe.nl
  2. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.

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Coordinates: 51°54′56″N 5°50′16″E / 51.91556°N 5.83778°E / 51.91556; 5.83778