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Map of Hesse highlighting the Regierungsbezirk of Kassel
|• Total||8,288.7 km2 (3,200.3 sq mi)|
|Population (31 December 2014)|
|• Density||140/km2 (380/sq mi)|
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. Altogether it consists of 138 municipalities.