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Municipality
Flag of KampenCoat of arms of Kampen
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Highlighted position of Kampen in a municipal map of Overijssel
Location in Overijssel
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CountryNetherlands
ProvinceOverijssel
Area
(2006)
 • Total161.84 km2 (62.49 sq mi)
 • Land141.34 km2 (54.57 sq mi)
 • Water20.50 km2 (7.92 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2007)
 • Total49,345
 • Density349/km2 (900/sq mi)
 Source: Statline.
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Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
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Ltspkr.pngKampen is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands. As of 2021, about 54,000 people are living there.

It is the home of football team DOS Kampen.

Sister cities

The sister cities of Kampen are:

The city of Kampen

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. Kampen has one of the old town centres in best condition of the Netherlands.

Famous people from Kampen

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