Delden is a town in the Dutch province of Overijssel and, since 2001, in the municipality of Hof van Twente.



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Coordinates: 52°15′45″N 6°42′40″E
MunicipalityHof van Twente

Although its population is small, it gained city rights in 1333. Castle Twickel is a famous landmark near Delden and the Baron van Heeckeren of Twickel built a watertower in Delden. While drilling for water, the Baron's men discovered salt, which started the salt industry in the region of Twente. In 2013, the city had a population of 7,400 according to Statistics Netherlands. The town of Delden covers an area of 5.96 square kilometers.

Before it became a part of Hof van Twente in 2001, Delden consisted of two municipalities: Stad Delden (the city itself), and Ambt Delden (the surrounding countryside). These municipalities had existed since 1818, when the original municipality "Delden" was divided into two parts.[1]

The town is served by Delden railway station on the line Zutphen-Hengelo.

See also


  1. Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.

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