Epe, Netherlands

Cannenburgh Castle
Cannenburgh Castle
Flag of Epe
Coat of arms of Epe
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
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorHans van der Hoeve (VVD)
 • Total157.37 km2 (60.76 sq mi)
 • Land156.07 km2 (60.26 sq mi)
 • Water1.30 km2 (0.50 sq mi)
13 m (43 ft)
 (January 2021)[4]
 • Total33,198
 • Density213/km2 (550/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Epenaar, Eper
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code0578

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.

International relations

Dutch Topographic map of Epe, June 2015

Twin towns — sister cities

Epe is twinned with:

Notable people



  1. ^ "College" [Board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Epe. Archived from the original on 9 July 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  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. 1 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2022.

External links

  • Media related to Epe, Gelderland at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website
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