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Aalten
Aalten town hall
Aalten town hall
Flag of Aalten
Flag
Coat of arms of Aalten
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Aalten in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Government
 • Body Municipal council
Area
 • Total 97.03 km2 (37.46 sq mi)
 • Land 96.51 km2 (37.26 sq mi)
 • Water 0.52 km2 (0.20 sq mi)
Elevation
31 m (102 ft)
Population
 (May 2014)
 • Total 27,008
 • Density 280/km2 (700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Aaltenaar
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
7090–7095, 7120–7126
Area code 0315, 0543

Aalten is a village and municipality in the eastern Netherlands. The former municipalities of Bredevoort (1818) and Dinxperlo (2005) have been merged with Aalten. Aalten village has 12,900 inhabitants, the municipality has 27.593 inhabitants.

Population centres

Aalten, Barlo, Bredevoort, Dale, Dinxperlo, Haart, Heurne, IJzerlo, 't Klooster and Lintelo.

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