Dinkelland

 

 

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.

 

History

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.