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De Cannenburgh Castle
De Cannenburgh Castle
Flag of Epe
Coat of arms of Epe
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Epe in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 52°21′N 5°59′E / 52.350°N 5.983°E / 52.350; 5.983Coordinates: 52°21′N 5°59′E / 52.350°N 5.983°E / 52.350; 5.983
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Hans van der Hoeve (VVD)
 • Total 157.37 km2 (60.76 sq mi)
 • Land 156.29 km2 (60.34 sq mi)
 • Water 1.08 km2 (0.42 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 13 m (43 ft)
Population (January 2014)[4]
 • Total 32,352
 • Density 207/km2 (540/sq mi)
Demonym Epenaar, Eper
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 8160–8172
Area code 0578
Website www.epe.nl

Epe (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈeːpə] ( )) is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands.

The municipality had a population of data missing in 2014, the town itself had a population of 15,593 in 2007. The town hall stands in Epe, which is situated about 16 km (9.9 mi) north of Apeldoorn and 21 km (13 mi) south of Zwolle.

Another important town within the municipality is Vaassen (12,739 inhabitants), halfway between Epe and Apeldoorn. It has an interesting castle called 'De Cannenburgh', which is open to visitors (guided tour compulsory). Epe, Vaassen and also the village of Oene each have a beautiful medieval church. Other population centres of interest are Emst, Gortel, Tongeren, Wissel and Zuuk.

International relations[edit]

Dutch Topographic map of Epe, July 2013

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Epe is twinned with:

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "College" [Board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Epe. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 8161CL". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 

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