Kassel (region)

Kassel is one of the three Regierungsbezirke of Hesse, Germany, located in the north of the state. It was created in 1866 when Prussia annexed the area to form the new province Hesse-Nassau. All together it consists of 138 municipalities.

Map of Hesse highlighting Kassel
Map of Hesse highlighting Kassel
Region seatKassel
 • Total8,288.7 km2 (3,200.3 sq mi)
 (31 December 2020)[1]
 • Total1,217,796
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Kreisfreie Städte
(district-free towns)


The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the region was 45.4 billion € in 2018, accounting for 1.4% of German economic output. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 34,200 € or 113% of the EU27 average in the same year. The GDP per employee was 96% of the EU average. This makes it one of the wealthiest regions in Germany and Europe.[2]


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung in Hessen am 31.12.2020 nach Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). June 2021.
  2. ^ "Regional GDP per capita ranged from 30% to 263% of the EU average in 2018". Eurostat.

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Coordinates: 51°10′N 9°25′E / 51.17°N 9.42°E / 51.17; 9.42