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Giessen (district)

district in Hesse, Germany
(Redirected from Gießen Rural District)

Gießen (IPA: [ˈgiːsən]) is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany.

Gießen
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Country Germany
StateHesse
Adm. regionGießen
CapitalGießen
Area
 • Total854.66 km2 (329.99 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total254,731
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationGI
Websitehttp://www.lkgi.de

Coat of armsEdit

  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 municipalitiesEdit

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