Kamen (German: [ˈkaːmən] (audio speaker iconlisten)) is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, in the district Unna.

Kamen
Pauluskirche in Kamen
Pauluskirche in Kamen
Flag of Kamen
Coat of arms of Kamen
Location of Kamen within Unna district
Unna (district)North Rhine-WestphaliaEnnepe-Ruhr-KreisHagenDortmundRecklinghausen (district)Coesfeld (district)Warendorf (district)HammSoest (district)HochsauerlandkreisMärkischer KreisSchwerteHolzwickedeFröndenbergUnnaLünenBergkamenKamenBönenWerneSelmKamen in UN.svg
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Kamen is located in Germany
Kamen
Kamen
Kamen is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
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Kamen
Coordinates: 51°35′30″N 7°39′55″E / 51.59167°N 7.66528°E / 51.59167; 7.66528Coordinates: 51°35′30″N 7°39′55″E / 51.59167°N 7.66528°E / 51.59167; 7.66528
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionArnsberg
DistrictUnna
Subdivisions6
Government
 • Mayor (2018–) Elke Kappen[1] (SPD)
Area
 • Total40.95 km2 (15.81 sq mi)
Elevation
67 m (220 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total42,875
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
59154–59174
Dialling codes02307
Vehicle registrationUN
Websitewww.stadt-kamen.de
Kamen, view to the town

GeographyEdit

Kamen is situated at the east end of the Ruhr area, approximately 10 km south-west of Hamm and 25 km north-east of Dortmund.

Neighbouring cities, towns, and municipalitiesEdit

Division of the townEdit

The town of Kamen consists of the following 6 districts:

  • Heeren-Werve
  • Methler
  • Kamen (city centre)
  • Rottum
  • Derne
  • Südkamen

Council of the townEdit

Elections held in May 2014. [3]

MayorEdit

Hermann Hupe (born 1950) (teacher), was elected mayor in 2003 with 55,1 % of the votes, he was reelected in 2009 and 2014.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Kamen is twinned with:[4]

TransportEdit

Kamen is maybe most known because of the nearby highway crossing, the Kamener Kreuz. The north-south directed A1 meets the east-west directed A2; due to the importance of both highways the crossing is prone for traffic jams.

SportsEdit

The village Kamen-Methler is well known for its football training camps. The German football team prepared themselves for the 1990 World Cup win in Kamen-Methler. During the soccer world championship 2006 in Germany the Spanish football team lived there.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bürgermeisterstichwahl Stadt Kamen 01.07.2018, accessed 29 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  3. ^ Landeswahlleiterin NRW: Endgültiges Ergebnis für Kamen
  4. ^ "Partnerstädte". stadt-kamen.de (in German). Kamen. Retrieved 2021-02-15.

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