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Suhl (Bezirk)

Bezirk Suhl
District

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

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

Position

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

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.

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