Twente (English: Twenthe, Dutch: Twente, Dutch Low Saxon: Twente. Tweante) is a non-administrative region in the eastern Netherlands. It encompasses the most urbanised and easternmost part of the province of Overijssel. Twente is most likely named after the Tuihanti or Tvihanti, a Germanic tribe that settled in the area and was mentioned by the Roman historian Tacitus.

The region's borders are defined by the Overijssel region of Salland in the northwest and west (the river Regge roughtly defines the western border), the German County of Bentheim in the northeast and east (the river Dinkel roughly defines the eastern border) and the Gelderland region of the Achterhoek in the south.

Twente has approximately 620,000 inhabitants, most of whom live in the three largest cities: Almelo, Hengelo and Enschede, the latter being the main city of the region.

Twente comprises fourteen municipalities: Almelo, Borne, Dinkelland, Enschede, Haaksbergen, Hellendoorn, Hengelo, Hof van Twente, Losser, Oldenzaal, Rijssen-Holten, Tubbergen, Twenterand and Wierden.

The whole of Hellendoorn and the western parts of both Rijssen-Holten and Twenterand historically belong to the cultural region of Salland, but to the city region of Twente.

Read more about Twente:  Etymology, Landscape, Economy, Culture and Folklore, Sports, Places in Twente

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Cees Paauwe - Career
... From 1995 to 2000 he had played for FC Twente where he made his debut in the Eredivisie in his first year ... In the first five seasons with Twente he only played during two matches ... Two years later he returned to FC Twente where he replaced Sander Boschker when the latter was transferred to Ajax Amsterdam ...
Alfred Schreuder
... former teams are RKC Waalwijk, NAC Breda, Feyenoord, FC Twente and SDVB ... He stopped playing at FC Twente in March 2008 ... He currently is trainer at FC TWENTE ...
Steve Mc Claren - Managerial Career - Return To Twente
... On 5 January 2012, FC Twente confirmed that McClaren has been appointed as the club's manager for the second time ... conference after being unveiled as manager, McClaren claimed his return to FC Twente was 'an easy decision' to make and wanted to set his sights on winning the Eredivisie title ... McClaren made his first match back as manager for the second time when FC Twente hammered Waalwijk 5–0 ...
Luuk De Jong - Early Career - Twente
... for three years with an option for another year with FC Twente ... He played his first minutes for FC Twente in the cup match against SC Joure where he came on as a second half substitute replacing Dario Vujičević ... He scored his first two goals for FC Twente in the cup match against Capelle ...
Manuel Sánchez Torres - Club Statistics
... Season Country Club Competition Matches Goals 1978/79 The Netherlands Twente Eredivisie 3. 1979/80 The Netherlands Twente Eredivisie 0. 1980/81 ...