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Coat of arms of Gießen
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Hesse
District Gießen
Subdivisions 6 Stadtteile
 • Lord Mayor Dietlind Grabe-Bolz (SPD)
 • Total 72.562 km2 (28.016 sq mi)
Elevation 155-304 m (−842 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 84,455
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 35331 – 35398
Dialling codes 0641, 06403
Vehicle registration GI

Gießen or Giessen is a city in the German state of Hesse.

It is 50 km (31.1 mi) north of Frankfurt. Giessen has about 73,000 inhabitants. The university of Giessen has about 20,000 students.

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 | change source]

Education[change | change source]

Universities in Gießen are the University of Gießen and the University of Applied Sciences Gießen-Friedberg

  1. "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). August 2016.