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Kassel (region)

Regierungsbezirk Kassel
Map of Hesse highlighting Kassel
Map of Hesse highlighting Kassel
Region seatKassel
 • District PresidentMark Weinmeister (CDU)
 • Total8,288.7 km2 (3,200.3 sq mi)
 (31 December 2022)[1]
 • Total1,235,899
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
 • Total€50.053 billion (2022)

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 Electorate of Hesse, forming part of the new Province of Hesse-Nassau. It was enlarged following the incorporation of the former Free State of Waldeck in 1929. From 1944 to 1945 it formed its own province: Kurhessen. After World War II it became part of Greater Hesse within the American Occupation Zone, the precursor to the modern state of Hesse. In its modern form it consists of 138 municipalities.


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.[3]


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung in Hessen am 31.12.2022 nach Gemeinden" (XLS) (in German). Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt. June 2023.
  2. ^ "EU regions by GDP, Eurostat". Retrieved 18 September 2023.
  3. ^ "Regional GDP per capita ranged from 30% to 263% of the EU average in 2018". Eurostat.

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