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Coat of arms of Kassel
Coordinates missing!
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Kassel
District Urban district
Mayor Christian Geselle (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 161 km2 (62 sq mi)
Elevation 167 m  (548 ft)
Population 193,518  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 1,202 /km2 (3,113 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate KS
Postal codes 34001 – 34134
Area code 0561

Kassel is a city in Germany, in the state of Hessen.

It has about 195,000 inhabitants and a university.

Every 5 years there is an international arts exhibition documenta in Kassel. The best football team KSV Hessen Kassel plays in the Regionalliga, the fourth Division in Germany.