St. Nicholas Church in Denekamp
The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Denekamp in the municipality of Dinkelland.
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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.
Notable people from Denekamp
- Roméo Dallaire (1946-), Canadian senator and retired general.
- Hennie Kuiper (1949-), world champion cyclist.
- Angerfist, Hardcore techno and Gabber musician and DJ.
- Tanja Nijmeijer, FARC member.
- Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.
- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Denekamp". Map of the former municipality, around 1868.
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