Giessen (district)

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Gießen
Flag of Gießen
Flag
Coat of arms of Gießen
Coat of arms
Hessen Gi.png
Coordinates: Coordinates: 50°35′N 8°45′E / 50.58°N 8.75°E / 50.58; 8.75
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Adm. regionGießen
CapitalGießen
Area
 • Total854.66 km2 (329.99 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total265,699
 • Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationGI
Websitehttp://www.lkgi.de

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

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). January 2018.

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