Place:Gießen, Gießen, Gießen, Hessen, Germany

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NameGießen
Alt namesGiessensource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeTown
Coordinates50.583°N 8.7°E
Located inGießen, Gießen, Hessen, Germany     (900 - )
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Giessen, spelled Gießen in German (], is a town in the German federal state (Bundesland) of Hesse, capital of both the district of Giessen and the administrative region of Giessen. The population is approximately 86,000, with roughly 24,000 university students.

The name comes from Giezzen, as it was first referred to in 1197, which refers to the position of the town between several rivers, lakes and streams. The largest river in Giessen is the Lahn, which divides the town in two parts (west and east), roughly north of Frankfurt am Main.

In 1969, the town hosted the ninth Hessentag state festival.

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