|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|
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Hans van der Hoeve (VVD)|
|• Total||157.37 km2 (60.76 sq mi)|
|• Land||156.07 km2 (60.26 sq mi)|
|• Water||1.30 km2 (0.50 sq mi)|
|13 m (43 ft)|
|• Density||213/km2 (550/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Epe (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈeːpə] (listen)) 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 medieval church. Other population centres of interest are Emst, Gortel, Tongeren, Wissel and Zuuk.
Twin towns — sister cities
Epe is twinned with:
- Antonie Pannekoek (1873 in Vaassen – 1960) a Dutch astronomer, Marxist theorist and social revolutionary
- Henry G. Schermers (1928 in Epe – 2006) lawyer and academic
- Menno-Jan Kraak (born 1958 in Vaassen) a Dutch cartographer and academic
- Esther Hart (born 1970 in Epe) singer
- Marc Overmars (born 1973 in Emst) football player with 399 club caps
- John Stegeman (born 1976 in Epe) former footballer and former manager of Heracles Almelo
- Teun Mulder (born 1981 in Zuuk) track cyclist, bronze medallist at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- ^ "College" [Board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Epe. Archived from the original on 9 July 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
- ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
- ^ "Postcodetool for 8161CL". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
- ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2022.