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is a town in the municipality of Overbetuwe
Overbetuwe is a municipality in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. It was formed on 1 January 2001 as a merger of three former municipalities: Elst, Heteren and Valburg. Overbetuwe is bordered in the north by the river Rhine and in the south by the river Waal. The city hall is located...
in the Dutch
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province of Gelderland
Gelderland is the largest province of the Netherlands, located in the central eastern part of the country. The capital city is Arnhem. The two other major cities, Nijmegen and Apeldoorn have more inhabitants. Other major regional centers in Gelderland are Ede, Doetinchem, Zutphen, Tiel, Wijchen,...
. Elst is situated in the Betuwe
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, between the cities of Nijmegen
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. Elst has 19,743 inhabitants.
Elst is famous for its Roman
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temples, which are situated under the Saint Werenfried church. Elst was a separate municipality until 2001, when it became a part of Overbetuwe.
H. J. Heinz Company
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's sauce factory for the European market is located south of the town centre.
There are several sports clubs in Elst, including:
- BCE (badminton)
- Spero (soccer)
- Elistha (soccer)
- EZ & PC (swimming
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- Gaviiformes (scuba diving)
- Gemini (volleyball)
- HCOB (field hockey
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- Unlimited (basketball
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People born in Elst
- Frits Kuipers
Frederik Carel Kuipers was a football player from the Netherlands, who represented his home country at the 1920 Summer Olympics. There he won the bronze medal with the Netherlands national football team.-References:...
- Pierre Kartner
Petrus Antonius Laurentius "Pierre" Kartner is a Dutch musician who sings under the alias Father Abraham, and who has written around 1600 songs.- Early life :...
(born 1935), singer
- Paul Kuypers
Paul Herman Felix Kuypers was a Dutch agriculture expert, widely known in Ierapetra as the "Dutchman". He is credited with introducing new planting techniques first on Syros island and later in Ierapetra, Crete. He came to Ierapetra in 1966 and co-operated with local farmers...
(1939–1971), agricultural scientist
- Jeffrey Leiwakabessy
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(born 1981), footballer
- Henk "Henkie" Leeuwis (born 1946), singer
Map of the former municipality, around 1868.