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.
The Dinkel near Losser
|Countries||Germany and Netherlands|
|• location||North Rhine-Westphalia|
|• elevation||80 m (260 ft)|
|Length||89.0 km (55.3 mi) |
|Basin size||641 km2 (247 sq mi) |
|Progression||Vechte→ Zwarte Water→ IJsselmeer|