Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 86.084; area: 107,92 km². Settlements:
Deventer (seat), Colmschate, Diepenveen, Lettele, Okkenbroek, Schalkhaar.
Deventer is the result of a merger between the former municipalities
of Deventer and Diepenveen on 1 Jan
1999, the flag in use is provisional as it is the same as the former municipality
Deventer was an imperial city and was named as such in 1386. The eagle
on flag and Coat of Arms is probably the imperial Holy Roman eagle.