Location of Bezirk Suhl within the German Democratic Republic
|Country||German Democratic Republic|
|Subdivisions||8 Kreise and 1 Stadtkreis|
|• Total||3,856 km2 (1,489 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (370/sq mi)|
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.
The Bezirk was divided into 9 Kreise: 1 urban district (Stadtkreis) and 8 rural districts (Landkreise):
- Urban district : Suhl.
- Rural districts : Bad Salzungen; Hildburghausen; Ilmenau; Meiningen; Neuhaus; Schmalkalden; Sonneberg; Suhl.
- "40 Jahre DDR", National central administration for statistics, May 1989