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
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceLimburg
MunicipalityRoermond
Area
 • Total22.96 km2 (8.86 sq mi)
 • Land21.54 km2 (8.32 sq mi)
 • Water1.42 km2 (0.55 sq mi)
Population
(1 July 2006)
 • Total8,797
 • Density380/km2 (990/sq mi)
Dialling code0475
Major roadsA 73, N 271

Swalmen (About this soundpronunciation , 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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