Giessen

seat of Landkreis Gießen and city in Hesse, Germany
The title of this article contains the character ß. Where it is unavailable or not wanted, the name may be written as Giessen.

Gießen or Giessen is a city in the German state of Hesse.

Giessen
Gießen
University of Giessen
Coat of arms of Giessen
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
Subdivisions6 Stadtteile
Government
 • Lord mayorDietlind Grabe-Bolz (SPD)
Area
 • Total72.56 km2 (28.02 sq mi)
Highest elevation
304 m (997 ft)
Lowest elevation
155 m (509 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total90,131
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
35390–35398
Dialling codes0641, 06403
Vehicle registrationGI
Websitewww.giessen.de

It is 50 kilometres (31.1 miles) 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 GiessenEdit

EducationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bevölkerung in Hessen am 31.12.2020 nach Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). June 2021.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Gießen at Wikimedia Commons