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Giessen

Gießen
University of Giessen
Coat of arms of Giessen
Coat of arms
Location of Giessen within Giessen district
Landkreis Gießen Gießen.png
Giessen is located in Germany
Giessen
Giessen
Giessen is located in Hesse
Giessen
Giessen
Coordinates: 50°35′0″N 8°40′0″E / 50.58333°N 8.66667°E / 50.58333; 8.66667Coordinates: 50°35′0″N 8°40′0″E / 50.58333°N 8.66667°E / 50.58333; 8.66667
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionGiessen
DistrictGiessen
Government
 • Lord MayorDietlind Grabe-Bolz (SPD)
Area
 • Total72.55 km2 (28.01 sq mi)
Elevation
155-304 m (−842 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[2]
 • Total86,543
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
35390–35398
Dialling codes0641, 06403
Vehicle registrationGI
Websitewww.giessen.de

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

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). January 2018.

Other websites[change | change source]

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