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Location address: Deutschland, Oberallgäu
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Kempten is the largest town of Allgäu, in Swabia, Bavaria, Germany. The population was approximately 64,000 in 2012. The area was possibly settled originally by Celts, but was later taken over by the Romans, who called the town Cambodunum. Kempten is the oldest urban settlement in Germany.
The Greek geographer Strabon mentions in 50 BC a town of the Celtic Estiones named Kambodunon. This is considered the oldest written reference of any German city. So far no archaeological evidence could be found that this Celtic settlement really existed.