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Deventer
Deventer skyline; the Saint Lebuinus Church is shown in the centre
Deventer skyline; the Saint Lebuinus Church is shown in the centre
Flag of Deventer
Flag
Coat of arms of Deventer
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Deventer in a municipal map of Overijssel
Location in Overijssel
Country Netherlands
Province Overijssel
Government
 • Body Municipal council
Area
 • Total 134.33 km2 (51.87 sq mi)
 • Land 131.23 km2 (50.67 sq mi)
Elevation
9 m (30 ft)
Population
 (May 2014)
 • Total 98,510
 • Density 733.34/km2 (1,899.35/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Deventenaar
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
7400–7438
Area code 0570

Deventer is a city in the east of the Netherlands. It has about 97,000 inhabitants. It was founded by Lebuinus around 768. He built a wooden church there.


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