Kampen, Netherlands

town in the Netherlands

Kampen is a municipality and city in the province of Overijssel, the Netherlands. About 54,000 people were living there in 2021. It lies both in Salland, Kop van Overijssel and IJsselvallei regions.

Kampen
Municipality, city
Kampen, kantoorgebouw ABN Amrobank aan de IJsselkade foto7 2016-02-17 10.57.jpg
Flag of Kampen
Coat of arms of Kampen
Location
Location
Map
Map
Coordinates: 52°33′N 5°55′E / 52.550°N 5.917°E / 52.550; 5.917
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceOverijssel
RegionIJsselvallei, Kop van Overijssel, Salland
Area
 • Total161.79 km2 (62.47 sq mi)
 • Land142.18 km2 (54.90 sq mi)
 • Water19.61 km2 (7.57 sq mi)
Elevation
1 m (3 ft)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total53,779
 • Density378/km2 (980/sq mi)
Websitewww.kampen.nl

It is home of football team DOS Kampen.

The city of KampenEdit

The city of Kampen lies on the western side of the IJssel river. On the other side lies IJsselmuiden, which is the second largest settlement in the municipality of Kampen.

Kampen received city rights in 1236. It joined the Hanseatic League around 1440 and used to be an important port. Kampen has one of the old town centres in best condition of the Netherlands.

Famous people from KampenEdit

Sister citiesEdit

The sister cities of Kampen are:

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