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Suhl – DEG04

EU regions: Germany > Thuringia > Thuringia > Suhl

map of Suhl DEG04
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average202197

Suhl slovensky: DEG04


number of inhabitants202337 009
population density2022354.7
old-age dependency ratio202357.1
demographic pyramid DEG04 Suhl

From Wikipedia : Suhl is a city in Thuringia, Germany, located 50 kilometres (31 miles) SW of Erfurt, 110 kilometres (68 miles) NE of Würzburg and 130 kilometres (81 miles) N of Nuremberg. With its 37,000 inhabitants, it is the smallest of the six urban districts within Thuringia. Together with its northern neighbour-town Zella-Mehlis, Suhl forms the largest urban area in the Thuringian Forest with a population of 46,000. The region around Suhl is marked by up to 1,000-meter high mountains, including Thuringia's highest peak, the Großer Beerberg (983 m), approximately 5 kilometres (3 miles) NE of the city centre.

Suhl was first mentioned in 1318 and stayed a small mining and metalworking town, until industrialization broke through in late 19th century and Suhl became a centre of Germany's arms production, specialized on rifles and guns with companies such as Sauer & Sohn. Furthermore, the engineering industry was based in Suhl with Simson, a famous car and moped producer. In 1952, Suhl became one of East Germany's 14 district capitals, which led to a government-directed period of urban growth and conversion. Its results – a typical 1960s concrete architecture-marked city centre – are defining to the present. With the loss of its administrative and industrial functions, Suhl saw a lasting period of urban decline starting in 1990.

Suhl is known for its sportsmen, especially in shooting, winter sports, and volleyball.

Other: Thuringia, Nordhausen district, Weimarer Land, Eichsfeld, Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis, Kyffhäuserkreis, Landkreis Sömmerda, Landkreis Hildburghausen, Saale-Orla-Kreis, Greiz, Altenburger Land, Gera, Saale-Holzland-Kreis, Erfurt, Gotha, Weimar, Suhl, Schmalkalden-Meiningen, Ilm-Kreis, Sonneberg, Landkreis Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, Eisenach, Jena, Wartburgkreis

Neighbours: Ilm-Kreis, Landkreis Hildburghausen, Schmalkalden-Meiningen

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Suhl – DEG04, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PDEG04, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164