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This article is about the Dutch town. For the Dutch footballer, see Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
Vorden Castle
Flag of Bronckhorst
Coat of arms of Bronckhorst
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Bronckhorst in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 52°3′N 6°18′E / 52.050°N 6.300°E / 52.050; 6.300Coordinates: 52°3′N 6°18′E / 52.050°N 6.300°E / 52.050; 6.300
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Established 1 January 2005[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Total 286.42 km2 (110.59 sq mi)
 • Land 283.56 km2 (109.48 sq mi)
 • Water 2.86 km2 (1.10 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 13 m (43 ft)
Population (May 2014)[5]
 • Total 36,833
 • Density 130/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode Parts of 6900, 7000 and 7200 ranges
Area code 0313, 0314, 0575
Dutch Topographic map of Bronckhorst, June 2015

Bronckhorst (About this sound pronunciation ) is the name of a municipality in Gelderland, the Netherlands. The municipality is the result of a merger of the former municipalities Hengelo, Hummelo en Keppel, Steenderen, Vorden and Zelhem, on 1 January 2005. The new municipality is named after the medieval castle of the Bronckhorst family, who once ruled this area.

The seat of the municipality is Hengelo.

Population centres[edit]

Formerly in Hengelo:

Formerly in Hummelo en Keppel:

Formerly in Vorden:


Keppel received city rights in 1404.


  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2005" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2005]. (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Samenstelling en taakverdeling" [Members and tasks] (in Dutch). Gemeente Bronckhorst. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 7255KA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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