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Champlin is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 23,089 at the 2010 census. Champlin is a northern suburb of Minneapolis.U.S. Highway 169 and Hennepin County Road 12 (CR 12) are two of the main routes in Champlin.GeographyThe city of Champlin is located along the Mississippi River, surrounded by the cities of Anoka, Dayton, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove and Coon Rapids, 18mi northwest of Minneapolis.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.73sqmi, of which 8.17sqmi is land and 0.56sqmi is water.The average elevation is 875ft above sea level, and the Mississippi River is approximately one-eighth of a mile wide throughout Champlin.HistoryThe Champlin area was first settled when Father Louis Hennepin, a Franciscan priest from whom Hennepin County gets its name, Michael Accult, and Peter Dulay were captured by the Sioux Indians. An Indian trading post was eventually established in the area. Charles Miles created the first permanent settlement in what came to be named Marshall Township. In 1859, it was split into two towns, Champlin and Dayton. The name Champlin came from the family name of U.S. Navy Commodore Stephen Champlin. He was active in the war against England and Canada in 1812, and in the establishment of the Canadian–United States boundary. He died in Buffalo, New York, February 20, 1870.
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