Location of Bezirk Suhl within the German Democratic Republic
|Country||German Democratic Republic|
|Subdivisions||8 Kreise and 1 Stadtkreis|
|o Total||3,856 km2 (1,489 sq mi)|
|o Density||140/km2 (370/sq mi)|
The district was established, with the other 13, on 25 July 1952, substituting the old German states. After 3 October 1990 it was disestablished as a consequence of 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):