Denekamp is a town in the Dutch province of Overijssel. It is a part of the region of Twente and the municipality of Dinkelland, and lies about 9 km northeast of Oldenzaal. The town was first noted as early as the 10th century when it was referred to as Daginghem. The location became a municipality in 1818 incorporating the settlements of Noord Deurningen, Lattrop, Breklenkamp, Tilligte, Nutter and Agelo. The municipality merged with Ootmarsum and Weerselo in 2001; the new municipality was first called "Denekamp", but was renamed in 2002 to Dinkelland. In 2001, the town of Denekamp had 7737 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 2.2 km², and contained 2990 residences. The statistical area "Denekamp", which also can include the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 8690.