Kamen is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, in the district Unna.

Kamen
Pauluskirche in Kamen
Pauluskirche in Kamen
Flag of Kamen
Flag
Coat of arms of Kamen
Coat of arms
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
Kamen
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
 • MayorHermann Hupe (SPD)
Area
 • Total40.93 km2 (15.80 sq mi)
Elevation
67 m (220 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total42,971
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
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 CityEdit

Elections held in May 2014. [2]

MayorEdit

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

International relationsEdit

TransportationEdit

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.

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ Landeswahlleiterin NRW: Endgültiges Ergebnis für Kamen

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