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Pauluskirche in Kamen
Pauluskirche in Kamen
Flag of Kamen
Coat of arms of Kamen
Coat of arms
Kamen   is located in Germany
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
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Unna
 • Mayor Hermann Hupe (SPD)
 • Total 40.93 km2 (15.80 sq mi)
Elevation 67 m (220 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 43,868
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 59154–59174
Dialling codes 02307
Vehicle registration UN
Website www.stadt-kamen.de
Kamen, view to the town

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


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 municipalities[edit]

Division of the town[edit]

The town of Kamen consists of the following 6 districts:

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

Council of the City[edit]

Elections held in May 2014. [2]


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

International relations[edit]

Kamen is twinned with:


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.


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 town[edit]


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