Swalmen

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Swalmen
Swalm brook near Swalmen
Swalm brook near Swalmen
Flag of Swalmen
Flag
Coat of arms of Swalmen
Coat of arms
Location of Swalmen
Coordinates: 51°14′N 6°02′E / 51.233°N 6.033°E / 51.233; 6.033Coordinates: 51°14′N 6°02′E / 51.233°N 6.033°E / 51.233; 6.033
Country Netherlands
Province Limburg
Municipality Roermond
Area
 • Total 22.96 km2 (8.86 sq mi)
 • Land 21.54 km2 (8.32 sq mi)
 • Water 1.42 km2 (0.55 sq mi)
Population (1 July 2006)
 • Total 8,797
 • Density 380/km2 (990/sq mi)
Dialling code 0475
Major roads A 73, N 271

Swalmen (About this sound pronunciation , Limburgish and town dialect: Zjwame) is a town in the south-eastern Netherlands. The town is situated between the German border and the Meuse river (Maas in Dutch).

Until 1 January 2007, Swalmen was a separate municipality, covering the villages Swalmen, Asselt and Boukoul. These are now part of the municipality of Roermond.

Many monuments are found in Swalmen, most notable the Hillenraad castle, the romanesque 'Rozenkerkje' church in Asselt, and castle farms Graeterhof and Zuidewijk Spick. The area attracts tourists for its peaceful surroundings, asparagus, the Groenewoud forest and forestrial swimming pool de Bosberg.

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