Duiven is a relatively new addition to the Netherlands. Only in 1816, the town was taken over from Prussia, the predecessor of modern-day Germany. From the mid-eighties, Duiven has been growing rapidly, and its current population amounts to 26,000. Duiven is situated along the A12 highway, north of the Pannerdensch Canal. Nowadays, Duiven serves as a centre for business activity, trade and industry. Besides that, Duiven also profits from its advantageous location, between Arnhem and the Dutch-German border.