Kempten (Allgäu) facts for kids

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Kempten
Coat of arms of Kempten
Coordinates 47°44′0″N 10°19′0″E / 47.733333°N 10.316667°E / 47.733333; 10.316667
Administration
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Swabia
District Urban district
Lord Mayor Ulrich Netzer (CSU)
Basic statistics
Area 63.29 km2 (24.44 sq mi)
Elevation 674 m  (2211 ft)
Population 61,480  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 971 /km2 (2,516 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Website www.kempten.de

Kempten is the largest town of Allgäu, in Swabia, Bavaria, Germany. The population was about 68,000 in 2016. The area was possibly settled originally by Celts, but was later taken over by the Romans, who called the town Cambodunum.

Archaeologists consider Kempten as one of the oldest urban settlements in Germany.

The city was the location of a sub-camp of the Dachau concentration camp during World War II.

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