|• Total||8,288.7 km2 (3,200.3 sq mi)|
(31 Dec. 2005)
|• Density||150/km2 (390/sq mi)|
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.