|Province :||East Flanders|
|Area :||127.44 km²|
|Residents:||43,571 (Jan 1, 2019)|
|Population density:||342 inhabitants per km²|
|Prefix:||09 and 051|
|Mayor:||Jan Vermeulen ( CD&V )|
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Deinze consists of the municipalities Astene, Bachte-Maria-Leerne, Deinze, Gottem, Grammene, Hansbeke, Landegem, Meigem, Merendree, Nevele , Petegem-aan-de-Leie, Poesele, Sint-Martens-Leerne, Vinkt, Vosselare, Wontergem and Zeveren.
The German twin town of Deinze is Rheinbach near Bonn.
The city, about 20 km southwest of Ghent , was first mentioned in 890 under the name Donsa and lies on the Leie river . The flax industry flourished here from the Middle Ages until after the First World War . In May 1940, members addressed the 225th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht) the vinkt massacre named after a district of.
On January 1, 2019, Deinze merged with the neighboring municipality of Nevele .
Economy and Infrastructure
The Deinze poultry market is of national importance; the prices for poultry and eggs determined there every Wednesday are important key data for the European Union.
Ooidonk Castle was built in 1595 in the Spanish-Flemish style on the foundations of a burned-down fortress and is one of the most magnificent castles in Belgium. In addition, there is the Liebfrauen parish church from the 13th century , with its valuable furnishings from the 18th century . This church is a wonderful example of the Scheldt Gothic . In the sub-municipality of Astene you can find a 5 km long cut arm of the Leie . This is a true fishermen's paradise.
sons and daughters of the town
- Firmin Bouvy (1822–1891), genre painter and photographer
- Lucien Buysse (1892–1980), racing cyclist, born in what is now the district of Wontergem
- Marcel Buysse (1889–1939), racing cyclist, born in what is now the district of Wontergem
- Raoul De Keyser (1930–2012), visual artist and painter
- Rudy Dhaenens (1961-1998), racing cyclist
- Bert De Waele (* 1975), racing cyclist
People connected to the place
- Jacques Rogge (* 1942), IOC President, lives in Deinze
- François de Calvo (1625–1690), died in Deinze