Kassel (district)

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Kassel
Statistics
State:Hesse
Capital:Kassel
Adm. Region:Kassel
Area:1,292.77 km²
Inhabitants:245,264 (2002)
pop. density:190 inh./km²
Car identification:KS
Homepage:http://www.landkreiskassel.de
Map
Map of Hesse highlighting the district Kassel

Kassel is a Kreis (district) in the north of Hesse, Germany. Neighboring districts are Northeim, Göttingen, Werra-Meißner, Schwalm-Eder, Waldeck-Frankenberg, Höxter. The district-free city Kassel is nearly completely surrounded by the district.

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History

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

Geography

The main river in the district is the Weser, which also forms part of the eastern boundary. Its headstream, the Fulda, flows through the southern part of the district including the city Kassel. In the north of the district there is the Diemel as a tributary of the Weser.

Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

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 Wolfshagen district.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Karlshafen
  2. Baunatal
  3. Grebenstein
  4. Hofgeismar
  5. Immenhausen
  6. Liebenau
  7. Naumburg
  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

External links

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