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Kassel (region)

administrative subdivision and region of Hesse, Germany

Kassel is one of the three Regierungsbezirke of Hesse, Germany, in the north of the country. It was created in 1866 when Prussia took over the area to form the new province Hesse-Nassau. Altogether it consists of 138 municipalities.

Kassel
Map of Hesse highlighting the Regierungsbezirk of Kassel
Map of Hesse highlighting the Regierungsbezirk of Kassel
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Region seatKassel
Area
 • Total8,288.7 km2 (3,200.3 sq mi)
Population
 (31 Dec. 2005)
 • Total1,252,907
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Websitewww.rp-kassel.de
Kreise
(districts)
Kreisfreie Städte
(district-free towns)
  1. Fulda
  2. Hersfeld-Rotenburg
  3. Kassel
  4. Schwalm-Eder
  5. Waldeck-Frankenberg
  6. Werra-Meißner
  1. Kassel

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