Dinkelland is a municipality in the northeast of Twente, in the
Dutch province of Overijssel. Dinkelland is bordered in the north by
the municipality of Uelsen, in the far north-east by the
municipality of Neuenhaus, in the east by the municipalities of
Nordhorn and Bad Bentheim (all four in the County of Bentheim, Lower
Saxony, Germany). In the southeast, Dinkelland borders on the
municipalities of Losser and Oldenzaal, in the extreme south on
Enschede, in the southwest on Hengelo and Borne and in the west and
northwest on Tubbergen.
The municipality is working together with the municipality of Tubbergen in the joint Noaberkracht Dinkelland Tubbergen scheme.
On January 1, 2001, the municipalities of Ootmarsum,
Denekamp and Weerselo merged to form the municipality of Denekamp.
The name of this municipality was changed to Dinkelland on June 1,
2002. On August 1, 2020, the municipality had 26,545 inhabitants
(source: CBS) and an area of 176.81 km² (of which 1.10 km² water).
The municipality of Dinkelland is part of the Twente Region.
Just like the whole of East Twente, Dinkelland has managed to maintain its Catholic character well. For example, most Catholic customs are still observed there, and the municipality, like Tubbergen, has a relatively high birth rate.