Kempen (Germany)

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Kempen (Germany)
Coat of arms of Kempen (Germany)
Kempen (Germany) is located in Germany
Kempen (Germany)
Coordinates 51°21′57″N 6°25′10″E / 51.36583°N 6.41944°E / 51.36583; 6.41944
Administration
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Viersen
Town subdivisions 4
Mayor Volker Rübo (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 68.79 km2 (26.56 sq mi)
Elevation 30 - 68 m
Population 36,323  (31 December 2005)
 - Density 528 /km2 (1,368 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate VIE
Postal code 47906
Area codes 0 21 52
Website www.kempen.de

Kempen is a town in Germany. It is about 30 km northwest of Düsseldorf, and 20 km east of Venlo. It was once a center of textile making, silk, cotton, and linen. Kempen can also refer to a different town that used to be part of Germany but in 1920 was given to Poland and now has a Polish name.