Kassel (district)

district in Hesse, Germany
(Redirected from Kassel Rural District)

Kassel is a Landkreis (Rural District) in the north of Hesse, Germany. The district-free city Kassel is nearly completely surrounded by the district.

Kassel
Flag of Kassel
Coat of arms of Kassel
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Coordinates: Coordinates: 51°25′N 9°30′E / 51.42°N 9.5°E / 51.42; 9.5
CountryGermany
StateHesse
CapitalKassel
Area
 • Total1,292.77 km2 (499.14 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2020)[1]
 • Total237,007
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationKS
Websitehttp://www.landkreiskassel.de

HistoryEdit

1972 the previous districts of Kassel, Hofgeismar and Wolfhagen were joined to form the newly established district of Kassel.

Coat of armsEdit

  The coat of arms shows the lion of Hesse in the top part, as Kassel was the capital of the county of Hesse until 1866, when it moved to Prussia. In the lower part it has three oak leaves taken from the coat of arms of the Hofgeismar district, and a wolf's hook symbolizing the Wolfhagen district.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Karlshafen
  2. Baunatal
  3. Grebenstein
  4. Hofgeismar
  5. Immenhausen
  6. Liebenau
  7. Naumburg, Hesse
  8. Trendelburg
  9. Vellmar
  10. Wolfhagen
  11. Zierenberg
  1. Ahnatal
  2. Bad Emstal
  3. Breuna
  4. Calden
  5. Espenau
  6. Fuldabrück
  7. Fuldatal
  8. Habichtswald
  9. Helsa
  10. Kaufungen
  1. Lohfelden
  2. Nieste
  3. Niestetal
  4. Oberweser
  5. Reinhardshagen
  6. Schauenburg
  7. Söhrewald
  8. Wahlsburg

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bevölkerung in Hessen am 31.12.2020 nach Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). June 2021.

Other websitesEdit