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Coat of arms of Hungen
Coat of arms
Location of Hungen within Gießen district
Landkreis Gießen Hungen.png
Hungen is located in Germany
Hungen is located in Hesse
Coordinates: 50°28′N 08°54′E / 50.467°N 8.900°E / 50.467; 8.900Coordinates: 50°28′N 08°54′E / 50.467°N 8.900°E / 50.467; 8.900
Admin. regionGießen
 • MayorKlaus Peter Weber
 • Total86.78 km2 (33.51 sq mi)
144 m (472 ft)
 • Total12,407
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes06402
Vehicle registrationGI

Hungen is a town in the district of Gießen, in the state of Hesse, Germany. It is 20 km (12.4 mi) southeast of Gießen. It is 18 km (11.2 mi) northeast of Friedberg. Other towns near Hungen are Laubach Nidda, Wölfersheim and Münzenberg.

The first documented mention of Hungen is in the year 782. In 1806 it became part of the Grand Duchy of Hessen.

Interesting buildings in Hungen are the Hungen Castle, the Evangelical Church, and the Hauptbahnhof, (the main railroad station). Also in Hungen can be seen parts of the town's medieval boundary wall.

Hungen in the media[change | change source]

My Opposition: the Diaries of Friedrich Kellner: The railroad station of Hungen can be seen in this 2007 Canadian documentary. Robert Scott Kellner came to Hungen in 1960 to search for his grandfather, Friedrich Kellner. Friedrich Kellner was the chief justice inspector of Laubach. He wrote the Friedrich Kellner Diary. Robert Scott Kellner is the English translator of the diary.

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]

Media related to Hungen at Wikimedia Commons