The Dinkel is a river in Germany and the Netherlands, left tributary of the Vecht. Its total length is 89 km (55 mi), of which 47 km (29 mi) in Germany. The Dinkel originates in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, between Ahaus and Coesfeld. It flows north to Gronau, crosses the border with the Netherlands (Overijssel), flows through Losser, Denekamp, and recrosses the border to Germany (Lower Saxony). The Dinkel joins the Vechte in Neuenhaus.

Dinkel
Rivier de Dinkel.jpg
The Dinkel near Losser
Location
CountriesGermany and Netherlands
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationNorth Rhine-Westphalia
 • coordinates51°59′12″N 7°07′44″E / 51.98667°N 7.12889°E / 51.98667; 7.12889
 • elevation80 m (260 ft)
Mouth 
 • location
Vechte
 • coordinates
52°30′26″N 6°57′47″E / 52.50722°N 6.96306°E / 52.50722; 6.96306Coordinates: 52°30′26″N 6°57′47″E / 52.50722°N 6.96306°E / 52.50722; 6.96306
Length89.0 km (55.3 mi) [1]
Basin size641 km2 (247 sq mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionVechteZwarte WaterIJsselmeer

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The Dinkel near Heek