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For Kessin in Western Pomerania, see Groß Kiesow.
Ortsteil of Dummerstorf
Kessin   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 54°4′N 12°11′E / 54.067°N 12.183°E / 54.067; 12.183Coordinates: 54°4′N 12°11′E / 54.067°N 12.183°E / 54.067; 12.183
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Rostock
Municipality Dummerstorf
 • Total 10.97 km2 (4.24 sq mi)
Population (2006-12-31)
 • Total 1,494
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 18196
Dialling codes 0381, 038208
Vehicle registration DBR
Website Amt Warnow-Ost

Kessin is a village and a former municipality in the district of Rostock, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Since 7 June 2009, it is part of the municipality Dummerstorf.

A group of West Slavic people affiliated with the Veleti tribe settled Kessini in the 8th century. Known as the Kessinians, linguistically, they belonged to the Polabian Slavs.

A large part of the plot of Theodor Fontane’s realist novel "Effi Briest" takes place in a fictional town named Kessin, which is said to be in Farther Pomerania.