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is a city
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in the Dutch
The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with several islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders...
province of Overijssel
Overijssel is a province of the Netherlands in the central eastern part of the country. The region has a NUTS classification of NL21. The province's name means "Lands across river IJssel". The capital city of Overijssel is Zwolle and the largest city is Enschede...
and, since 2001, in the municipality of Hof van Twente
Hof van Twente is a municipality in the eastern Netherlands, province Overijssel. The municipality came into being on January 1, 2001 as the result of the merger of the municipalities of Diepenheim, Goor, Markelo, Ambt Delden, and Stad Delden....
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
In chemistry, salts are ionic compounds that result from the neutralization reaction of an acid and a base. They are composed of cations and anions so that the product is electrically neutral...
, which started the salt industry in the region of Twente.
In 2009, the city had a population of 7,080.
Before it became a part of Hof van Twente in 2001, Delden consisted of two municipalities: Stad Delden
Stad Delden is a former municipality in the Dutch province of Overijssel. It consisted of the city of Delden. The surrounding countryside was part of Ambt Delden....
(the city itself), and Ambt Delden
Ambt Delden is a former municipality in the Dutch province of Overijssel. It consisted of the countryside surrounding the city of Delden, which was a separate municipality.Ambt Delden existed from 1818 to 2001, when it became a part of Hof van Twente....
(the surrounding countryside). These municipalities had existed since 1818, when the original municipality "Delden" was divided into two parts.
The town is served by Delden railway station
Delden is a railway station located in Delden, The Netherlands. The station was opened on 1 November 1865 and is located on the Zutphen–Glanerbeek railway between Zutphen and Hengelo. The station is operated by Syntus.-Train service:...
on the line Zutphen
Hengelo is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel. The city lies along the motorways A1/E30 and A35 and it has a station for the International Amsterdam – Hannover – Berlin service.-Traffic and transport:...