- The title of this article contains the character ß. Where it is unavailable or not wanted, the name may be written as Giessen.
|Town subdivisions||6 Stadtteile|
|Lord Mayor||Dietlind Grabe-Bolz (SPD)|
|Area||72.562 km2 (28.016 sq mi)|
|Population||73,958 (31 December 2006)|
|- Density||1,019 /km2 (2,640 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Postal codes||35331 – 35398|
|Area codes||0641, 06403|
|Lage der Stadt Gießen im Landkreis Gießen|
The German word "Giessen" means "to pour" in English, as "to pour a glass of water." The city is on the banks of the Lahn River, and it is surrounded by many lakes and streams.
People from Giessen[change | edit source]
- Justus von Liebig (1803-1873), Chemist, Professor. The official name of the University of Giessen is named Justus Liebig University.
- Fritz Heichelheim
- Demis Nikolaidis
- Martin Gindler, an important piano player. Has lived in North Carolina but currently resides in the Netherlands.
- Samuel Adler, a well known rabbi in the United States, attended the University of Giessen
- Wilhelm Liebknecht, founder of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, was born on 29 March 1826 in Giessen.
- Friedrich Kellner (1885-1970) was Chief Justice Inspector of Laubach, where he wrote the Friedrich Kellner Diary. He was also Chief Regional Auditor in Giessen. The University of Giessen has established the Kellner Project.
- Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was professor of physics from 1879 until 1888 at the university of Giessen. After his death in 1923 his body was buried at the "Alte Friedhof".
Education[change | edit source]
Universities in Gießen are the University of Gießen and the University of Applied Sciences Gießen-Friedberg
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