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Coat of arms of Kassel
Coat of arms
Kassel   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°19′N 9°30′E / 51.317°N 9.500°E / 51.317; 9.500Coordinates: 51°19′N 9°30′E / 51.317°N 9.500°E / 51.317; 9.500
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Kassel
District Urban district
 • Mayor Christian Geselle (SPD)
 • Total 161 km2 (62 sq mi)
Elevation 167 m (548 ft)
Population (2006-12-31)
 • Total 193,518
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 34001 – 34134
Dialling codes 0561
Vehicle registration KS
Website www.stadt-kassel.de

Kassel is a city in Germany, in the state of Hesse.

It has about 195,000 inhabitants and a university.

Every 5 years there is an international arts exhibition documenta in Kassel. The best football team KSV Hessen Kassel plays in the Regionalliga, the fourth Division in Germany.