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Monumental former factory in Losser
Monumental former factory in Losser
Flag of Losser
Coat of arms of Losser
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Losser in a municipal map of Overijssel
Location in Overijssel
Coordinates: 52°16′N 7°0′E / 52.267°N 7.000°E / 52.267; 7.000Coordinates: 52°16′N 7°0′E / 52.267°N 7.000°E / 52.267; 7.000
Country Netherlands
Province Overijssel
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Micheal Sijbom (CDA)
 • Total 99.61 km2 (38.46 sq mi)
 • Land 98.82 km2 (38.15 sq mi)
 • Water 0.79 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 35 m (115 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 22,616
 • Density 229/km2 (590/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Lossernaar, Lossenaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 7580–7589
Area code 053, 0541
Website www.gemeentelosser.nl
Dutch Topographic map of Losser, June 2015

Losser (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. It is at the eastern end of the A1 motorway.

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The oldest known reference to Losser dates from the tenth century.[5] Originally, the village consisted of two separate parts. Both were almost completely destroyed when on 21 September 1665, troops from Münster set fire to them.[6]

One of the town's oldest buildings is the Martinustoren (St. Martin's Tower), dating from around 1500 and the only remaining part of a church demolished in 1903.



A few kilometers west of De Lutte, close to the border with Oldenzaal, lies the Tankenberg, a hill the top of which (85 m) is the highest point in the province. (For myths of the Tankenberg, see Tanfana.)

The municipality's most important body of water is the river Dinkel.

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  1. ^ "College van B&W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Losser. Retrieved 31 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 7581AG". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 31 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. ^ Stenvert, R. et al. (1998). Monumenten in Nederland: Overijssel, p. 213–215, 240. Zwolle: Waanders Uitgevers. ISBN 90-400-9200-1.
  6. ^ Buisman, J. (2000). Duizend jaar weer, wind en water in de lage landen: 1575–1675, p. 597. Franeker: Van Wijnen. ISBN 90-5194-136-6.

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