Giessen (region)

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Giessen (Gießen in German) is one of the three Regierungsbezirke of Hesse, Germany, located in the middle of the state. It was created from counties (kreise) of Giessen, Lahn-Dill, Limburg-Weilburg and Vogelsbergkreis in Darmstadt and Marburg-Biedenkopf of Kassel on 1 January 1981.

Map of Hesse highlighting Giessen
Map of Hesse highlighting Giessen
Region seatGiessen
 • Total5,381.14 km2 (2,077.67 sq mi)
 (31 December 2019)[1]
 • Total1,048,646
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
  1. Giessen
  2. Lahn-Dill
  3. Limburg-Weilburg
  4. Marburg-Biedenkopf
  5. Vogelsbergkreis


The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the region was 35.9 billion € in 2018, accounting for 1.1% of German economic output. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 47,800 € or 105% of the EU27 average in the same year. The GDP per employee was 96% of the EU average. This makes it one of the wealthiest regions in Germany and Europe.[2]


  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2019". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ "Regional GDP per capita ranged from 30% to 263% of the EU average in 2018". Eurostat.

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Coordinates: 50°40′N 8°40′E / 50.67°N 8.67°E / 50.67; 8.67