Giessen (district)

district in Hesse, Germany

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

Gießen
Coat of arms of Gießen
Coat of arms
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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

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

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