From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the Dutch town. For the Nigerian town, see Epe, Lagos State. For other uses, see EPE (disambiguation).
Cannenburgh Castle
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 (February 2017)[4]
 • Total 32,360
 • Density 207/km2 (540/sq mi)
Demonym(s) 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 has a population of 32,191 (2015, source: CBS), and the town itself has a population of 15,552. 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 'Kasteel 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, June 2015

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Epe is twinned with:

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "College" [Board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Epe. Archived from the original on 9 July 2014. 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. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 

External links[edit]