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Gießen
District
Hessen Gi.png
Country  Germany
State Hesse
Adm. region Gießen
Area
 • Total 854.66 km2 (329.99 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 254,731
 • Density 298.0495/km2 (771.945/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration GI
Website http://www.lkgi.de

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

Coat of arms

Coat of arms 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 municipalities

Landkreis Gießen
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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