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Flag of Deinze
Coat of arms of Deinze
Coat of arms
Deinze is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Ghent
 • Mayor Jan Vermeulen (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, VLD
 • Total 75.55 km2 (29.17 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 29,724
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Postal codes 9800
Area codes 09

Deinze (Dutch pronunciation: ) is a city and a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the city of Deinze proper and the towns of Astene, Bachte-Maria-Leerne, Gottem, Grammene, Meigem, Petegem-aan-de-Leie, Sint-Martens-Leerne, Vinkt, Wontergem and Zeveren. On January 1, 2006, Deinze had a total population of 28,320. The total area is 75.54 km2 (29 sq mi) which gives a population density of 375 inhabitants per km².


  • History 1
    • Postal history 1.1
  • Sports 2
  • Places of interest 3
  • Famous inhabitants 4
  • Gallery 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


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In 1695 during the Nine Years' War, an English force garrisoning the town under the command of the Irish general Francis Fergus O’Farrell was forced to surrender to French forces.

Postal history

The DEYNZE post-office opened in 1836. It used a postal code 31 (before 1864), and 94 with points before 1874. The only other office opened before 1910 is PETEGHEM (not to be confused with PETEGHEM-LEZ-AUDENAERDE) on 1 June 1874.[2]

Postal codes in 1969[3] (before the merger of municipalities in 1977):

- 9800 Deinze - 9801 Astene - 9802 Petegem-aan-de-Leie - 9803 Gottem - 9804 Grammene - 9805 Wontergem - 9806 Vinkt - 9807 Zeveren - 9852 Sint-Martens-Leerne - 9853 Bachte-Maria-Leerne - 9854 Meigem


Deinze is the starting location of the cycling race Gent–Wevelgem. It is also the operational base of the Team Sky cycle racing team.

Places of interest

Famous inhabitants



  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)
  2. ^ Catalogue Spécialisé des Oblitérations Belges, 1849-1910, Nationale en Internationale Postzegelmanifestaties Antwerpen (NIPA), Antwerp, 1999.
  3. ^ Liste des Numéros Postaux, Administration des Postes, Bruxelles 1969.

External links

  • - Available in Dutch
  • Official website - Available in Dutch, French, German and English
  • Best bed & breakfast in Belgium - Bed & Breakfast, Aan de Leie
  • Local radio station website (Dutch)
  • De Gazet van Deinze (local newspaper) website (Dutch)
  • Pictures of Deinze
  • Deinze volgens Willy (local blog by Willy Tack) website (Dutch)
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