Location of Bezirk Gera within the German Democratic Republic
|Country||German Democratic Republic|
|Subdivisions||11 Kreise and 2 Stadtkreise|
|• Total||4,004 km2 (1,546 sq mi)|
|• Density||190/km2 (480/sq mi)|
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.
The Bezirk was divided into 13 Kreise: 2 urban districts (Stadtkreise) and 11 rural districts (Landkreise):
- Urban districts : Gera; Jena.
- Rural districts : Eisenberg; Gera-Land; Greiz; Jena-Land; Lobenstein; Pößneck; Rudolstadt; Saalfeld; Schleiz; Stadtroda; Zeulenroda.
- "40 Jahre DDR", National central administration for statistics, May 1989