Loil is a village with a population of about 1,500 people. Located next to Didam and Nieuw-Dijk, it is part of the new municipality Montferland. Loil is known for its big celebration of carnival (second biggest parade in the Netherlands). Loil has an active social life, with a lot of sports clubs like football, volleyball (s.v. Loil, established in 1956). It also has a music organization Amicitia, established in 1913, and a shooting club Schutterij Loil-Vooruit. The village has a windmill, a Roman Catholicparish church and an elementary school, named after Saint Joseph.
The first time Loil was mentioned in official papers was in 1178, although the name was Loel back then. Loil consists of mostly farmerland in a rural area.