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University of Giessen
Coat of arms of Giessen
Coat of arms
Giessen  is located in Germany
Location of Giessen within Giessen district
Landkreis Gießen Gießen.png
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
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Giessen
District Giessen
 • Lord Mayor Dietlind Grabe-Bolz (SPD)
 • Total 72.56 km2 (28.02 sq mi)
Elevation 155-304 m (−842 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 86,543
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 35390–35398
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]

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

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