Enschede ĕnskhədā´ [key], city (1994 pop. 147,624), Overijssel prov., E Netherlands, near the German border. It is a rail junction with textile, rubber, and machinery manufacturing. Enschede was rebuilt after a fire largely destroyed it in 1862. De Kogge, a Dutch, Flemish, and German writers group, meets in the city triennially. A technical university is there.
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