Deinze ( Dutch pronunciation: ) is a [ˈdɛi̯nzə] city and a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the city of Deinze proper and the towns of Astene, Bachte-Maria-Leerne, Gottem, Grammene, Meigem, Petegem-aan-de-Leie, Sint-Martens-Leerne, Vinkt, Wontergem and Zeveren. On January 1, 2006, Deinze had a total population of 28,320. The total area is 75.54 km 2 (29 sq mi) which gives a population density of 375 inhabitants per km².
History [ edit ]
To be expanded
In 1695 during the
Nine Years' War, an English force garrisoning the town under the command of the Irish general Francis Fergus O’Farrell was forced to surrender to French forces.
Postal history [ edit ]
The DEYNZE post-office opened in 1836. It used a postal code 31 (before 1864), and 94 with points before 1874. The only other office opened before 1910 is
PETEGHEM (not to be confused with PETEGHEM-LEZ-AUDENAERDE) on 1 June 1874. [2 ]
Postal codes in 1969
(before the merger of municipalities in 1977): [3 ]
- 9800 Deinze - 9801 Astene - 9802 Petegem-aan-de-Leie - 9803 Gottem - 9804 Grammene - 9805 Wontergem - 9806 Vinkt - 9807 Zeveren - 9852 Sint-Martens-Leerne - 9853 Bachte-Maria-Leerne - 9854 Meigem
Deinze is the starting location of the
cycling race Gent–Wevelgem. It is also the operational base of the Team Sky cycle racing team.
Places of interest [ edit ]
Famous inhabitants [ edit ]
Dirk van Braeckel, head of design at Bentley Motors
Raoul De Keyser, painter
Rudy Dhaenens, cyclist, World Champion in 1990
Poppo of Deinze, saint
Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee
Charles Felix Van Quickenborne, founder of Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Mo., USA
Karel Van Wijnendaele, founder of the Tour of Flanders
Tanneke Sconyncx, alleged witch
Gallery [ edit ]
Deinze, church: de Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk
Bachte Maria Leerne, de Blauwe Poort (entrance gate to castle: kasteel van Ooidonk)
Bachte Maria Leerne, church: de parochiekerk Sint Petrus en Paulus
References [ edit ]
^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)
^ Catalogue Spécialisé des Oblitérations Belges, 1849-1910, Nationale en Internationale Postzegelmanifestaties Antwerpen (NIPA), Antwerp, 1999.
^ Liste des Numéros Postaux, Administration des Postes, Bruxelles 1969.
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