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Gießen (Giessen Giessen pronunciation in German.ogg) is a city in the federal state (Bundesland) of Hesse in Germany, capital of both the Gießen district and the Gießen region . As of 2003 there are approximately 72,909 inhabitants.
The history of the city goes back to 775, when the first to-be suburbs "Wieseck" and "Unsenheim" were first mentioned. Gießen itself was founded by Graf Wilhelm von Gleiberg as a waterside-castle. In 1607, the University of Gießen was founded.
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