Langgöns

Langgöns is a municipality in the district of Gießen, in Hesse, Germany. It is situated 10 km south of Gießen.

Langgöns
Coat of arms of Langgöns
Coat of arms
Location of Langgöns within Gießen district
Landkreis Gießen Langgöns.png
Langgöns is located in Germany
Langgöns
Langgöns
Langgöns is located in Hesse
Langgöns
Langgöns
Coordinates: 50°30′N 08°40′E / 50.500°N 8.667°E / 50.500; 8.667Coordinates: 50°30′N 08°40′E / 50.500°N 8.667°E / 50.500; 8.667
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionGießen
DistrictGießen
Government
 • MayorMarius Reusch (CDU)
Area
 • Total52.54 km2 (20.29 sq mi)
Elevation
222 m (728 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total11,648
 • Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
35428
Dialling codes06403 / 06447 / 06085
Vehicle registrationGI
Websitewww.langgoens-web.de

Due to the town's convenient proximity to several former U.S. military bases; Ayers Kaserne, Giessen Army Depot, and Ray Barracks, the town was formerly home to community of several hundred Americans, primarily U.S. military and civilian personnel and their families.


Points of InterestEdit

  • Roman Limes Germanicus: A portion of the ancient Limes wall can still be found in the forest approximately 1km to the south-west of the village near the A45. The ruins of the wall parallel a logging road heading north-south, extending southwards through the town of Butzbach, and continuing South-East towards the Taunus mountains and the ancient Roman fort of Saalburg.
  • Motor-cross: One of the largest motor-cross racing tracks in Hesse is located approximately 2km South-West of the town directly off of the L3133 and behind the former U.S. military base of Ayers Kaserne.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2018". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2019.