Suhl (Bezirk)

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Bezirk Suhl
District
Location of Bezirk Suhl within the German Democratic Republic
Location of Bezirk Suhl within the German Democratic Republic
Coordinates: 50°35′N 10°45′E / 50.583°N 10.750°E / 50.583; 10.750
Country German Democratic Republic
Subdivisions 8 Kreise and 1 Stadtkreis
Formed 1952
Dissolved 1990
Seat Suhl
Area
 • Total 3,856 km2 (1,489 sq mi)
Population (1989)[1]
 • Total 549,400
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Vehicle registration O

The Bezirk Suhl was a district (Bezirk) of East Germany. The administrative seat and the main town was Suhl.

History[edit]

The district was established, with the other 13, on July 25, 1952, substituting the old German states. After October 3, 1990, it was disestablished due to the German reunification, becoming again part of the state of Thuringia.

Geography[edit]

Position[edit]

The Bezirk Suhl, the westernmost and the smallest of the GDR, bordered with the Bezirke of Erfurt and Gera. It bordered also with West Germany.

Subdivision[edit]

The Bezirk was divided into 9 Kreise: 1 urban district (Stadtkreis) and 8 rural districts (Landkreise):

References[edit]

  1. ^ "40 Jahre DDR", National central administration for statistics, May 1989