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Twente ( Lower Saxony Tweante ) was a Stadsregio the Netherlands around the cities of Almelo , Enschede and Hengelo . It bordered in the east on the Lower Saxony district of Grafschaft Bentheim and the North Rhine-Westphalian Münsterland ( district of Borken ) in the neighboring Federal Republic of Germany , all of which belong to the European region EUREGIO . The name of the region is derived from the Germanic Tubanten tribe who inhabited this region until the 4th century.
The Twente region is an association of 14 municipalities in Twente, including Almelo , Borne , Dinkelland , Enschede , Hof van Twente , Haaksbergen , Hellendoorn , Hengelo , Losser , Oldenzaal , Rijssen , Tubbergen , Twenterand and Wierden .
In Twente a variation of the Lower Saxon language in the Netherlands is maintained.
Institutions named after the region
- Enschede Airport Twente
- FC Twente , football club in Enschede
- University of Twente
- De Hel van Twente , classic bike
- Rijksmuseum Twenthe
- Gerard Kokhuis: De geschiedenis van Twente. Van prehistory dead . Van de Berg, Almere, 3rd, expanded and revised edition 2012, ISBN 978-90-5512-383-4 (first edition by Twente Publicaties, Hengelo 1982).