Gießen Rural District

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Gießen
District
Coordinates: 50°35′N 8°40′E / 50.583°N 8.667°E / 50.583; 8.667Coordinates: 50°35′N 8°40′E / 50.583°N 8.667°E / 50.583; 8.667
Country  Germany
State Hesse
Adm. region Gießen
Capital Gießen
Area
 • Total 854.66 km2 (329.99 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 254,731
 • Density 298.0495/km2 (771.945/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration GI

Gießen (IPA: [ˈgiːsən]) is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows a wooden triangle in the top, depicting the traditional house style. In the bottom there is the symbol of the Saint Antonius order, which founded a monastery in Grünberg in 1242, and also supported the foundation of the university on Gießen in 1607.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Landkreis Gießen.png
Towns Municipalities
  1. Allendorf
  2. Gießen
  3. Grünberg
  4. Hungen
  5. Laubach
  6. Lich
  7. Linden
  8. Lollar
  9. Pohlheim
  10. Staufenberg
  1. Biebertal
  2. Buseck
  3. Fernwald
  4. Heuchelheim
  5. Langgöns
  6. Rabenau
  7. Reiskirchen
  8. Wettenberg

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