Bezirk Gera
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Bezirk Gera
Bezirk Gera
District
Coat of arms of Bezirk Gera
Coat of arms
Location of Bezirk Gera within the German Democratic Republic
Location of Bezirk Gera within the German Democratic Republic
Coordinates: 50°40?N 11°45?E / 50.667°N 11.750°E / 50.667; 11.750
CountryGerman Democratic Republic
Subdivisions11 Kreise and 2 Stadtkreise
Formed1952
Dissolved1990
SeatGera
Area
 o Total4,004 km2 (1,546 sq mi)
Population
(1989)[1]
 o Total742,000
 o Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Vehicle registrationN

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

History

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

Geography

Position

The Bezirk Gera had borders with the Bezirke of Suhl, Erfurt, Halle, Leipzig and Karl-Marx-Stadt, as well as with West Germany.

Subdivision

The Bezirk was divided into 13 Kreise: 2 urban districts (Stadtkreise) and 11 rural districts (Landkreise):

References

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

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