Kissing, Bavaria

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Kissing
Coat of arms of Kissing
Coat of arms
Kissing is located in Germany
Kissing
Kissing
Coordinates: 48°18′N 10°59′E / 48.300°N 10.983°E / 48.300; 10.983Coordinates: 48°18′N 10°59′E / 48.300°N 10.983°E / 48.300; 10.983
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Schwaben
District Aichach-Friedberg
Government
 • Mayor Manfred Wolf (SPD)
Area
 • Total 23.12 km2 (8.93 sq mi)
Elevation 523 m (1,716 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,139
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 86438
Dialling codes 08233
Vehicle registration AIC
Website www.kissing.de

Kissing is a municipality in the Aichach-Friedberg district, in Bavaria, Germany. It is located just 10 km south of Augsburg and has about 11,200 inhabitants (2007).

Kissing was first mentioned in a document in 1050 AD as Chissingin, it was a minor regional centre of rule and jurisdiction called a Hofmark (German article). In even earlier times, around 500, there was a thing hill nearby, which was later swept away by the floods of the river Lech.

The surname Kissinger (as in Henry Kissinger) means inhabitant of Bad Kissingen.

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