Kampen, Overijssel

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Kampen
Municipality
Coordinates: 52°33′N 5°54′E / 52.55°N 5.9°E / 52.55; 5.9Coordinates: 52°33′N 5°54′E / 52.55°N 5.9°E / 52.55; 5.9
Country Netherlands
Province Overijssel
Area(2006)
 • Total 161.84 km2 (62.49 sq mi)
 • Land 141.34 km2 (54.57 sq mi)
 • Water 20.50 km2 (7.92 sq mi)
Population (1 January, 2007)
 • Total 49,345
 • Density 349/km2 (900/sq mi)
  Source: Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Ltspkr.pngKampen is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands. It is the home of football team DOS Kampen.

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The city of Kampen[change | change source]

The city of Kampen is on the side of the river IJssel. On the other side of the IJssel, lies IJsselmuiden, which is the second largest town 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. The population of the city as of 2007 was 49,345. Kampen has one of the old town centres in best condition of the Netherlands.

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