|pop. density:||190 inh./km²|
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 sorrounded by the district.
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3 Coat of arms
4 Towns and municipalities
5 External links
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.
|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.|