Giessen

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Giessen

Gießen
University of Giessen
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Location of Giessen within Giessen district
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CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionGiessen
DistrictTemplate:Link if exists
Government
 • Lord MayorDietlind Grabe-Bolz (SPD)
Area
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Elevation
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Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
35390–35398
Dialling codes0641, 06403
Vehicle registrationGI
Websitewww.giessen.de

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

It is 50 km (31.1 mi) 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 Giessen

Education

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

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Other websites

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