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Aerial view of Haaksbergen
Aerial view of Haaksbergen
Flag of Haaksbergen
Coat of arms of Haaksbergen
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Haaksbergen in a municipal map of Overijssel
Location in Overijssel
Coordinates: 52°9′N 6°45′E / 52.150°N 6.750°E / 52.150; 6.750Coordinates: 52°9′N 6°45′E / 52.150°N 6.750°E / 52.150; 6.750
Country Netherlands
Province Overijssel
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor vacant
 • Total 105.50 km2 (40.73 sq mi)
 • Land 104.89 km2 (40.50 sq mi)
 • Water 0.61 km2 (0.24 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 27 m (89 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 24,397
 • Density 233/km2 (600/sq mi)
Demonym Haaksbergenaar, Haaksberger
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 7480–7489
Area code 053
Website www.haaksbergen.nl

Haaksbergen (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel, in the Twente region.

The Buurserbeek flows through the municipality of Haaksbergen.

Population centres[edit]



Dutch Topographic map of Haaksbergen (town), June 2014.

Haaksbergen monstertruck accident[edit]

On 28 September 2014 a monster truck crashed in into the attending crowd.[5] Three visitors were reported dead, amongst them one child.[6][7] According to Hans Gerritsen, mayor of Haaksbergen at that moment, twelve people were injured.[7]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "dr. Gerritsen, J.C. (Hans)" (in Dutch). Gemeente Haaksbergen. Retrieved 28 March 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 7481HS". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Monstertruck rijdt in op publiek". NOS op 3. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Monster Truck Crash Reportedly Kills Three". Sky News. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Three dead, including one child, in Dutch stunt truck accident". Retrieved 28 September 2014. 

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