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

Bezirk Erfurt
District
Location of Bezirk Erfurt within the German Democratic Republic
Location of Bezirk Erfurt within the German Democratic Republic
Coordinates: 51°0′N 11°0′E / 51.000°N 11.000°E / 51.000; 11.000Coordinates: 51°0′N 11°0′E / 51.000°N 11.000°E / 51.000; 11.000
CountryGerman Democratic Republic
Subdivisions13 Kreise and 2 Stadtkreise
Formed1952
Dissolved1990
SeatErfurt
Area
 • Total7,349 km2 (2,837 sq mi)
Population
 (1989)[1]
 • Total1,240,400
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Vehicle registrationL, F

HistoryEdit

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.

GeographyEdit

PositionEdit

The Bezirk Erfurt bordered with the Bezirke of Magdeburg, Halle, Gera and Suhl. It bordered also with West Germany.

SubdivisionEdit

The Bezirk was divided into 15 Kreise: 2 urban districts (Stadtkreise) and 13 rural districts (Landkreise):

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit

  Media related to Erfurt District (GDR) at Wikimedia Commons