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Coat of arms Map
Image:location_Suhl_GER.png
Statistics
State: Thuringia
District: Independent city of Suhl
Area: 102.7km²
Population: 43,610(12/31/2003)
Population density: 425/km²
Elevation: 300-982m
Postal code: 98527-98529 (old: O-6000)
Area/distance code: 03681
Location: --°--′ N --°-′ E
Car designation: SHL
Address of the city administration: Marktplatz 1
Suhl 98527
Website: www.suhl-thueringen.de
Politics
Mayor: Dr. Manfred Kummer

Suhl is a city in Thuringia, Germany. The population as of 2003 was 43,610. Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links Wappen_Suhl. ... Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links Location_Suhl_GER.png Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Jump to: navigation, search Germany is a federal republic made up of 16 states, known in German as Länder (singular Land). ... The Free State of Thuringia (German Freistaat Thüringen) lies in central Germany and is among the smaller of the countrys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states), with an area of 16,200 sq. ... There are 439 German districts, administrative units in Germany. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Elevation has several related meanings: Geography The elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or possibly some other fixed point). ... Jump to: navigation, search German Postleitzahl map of the first two digits Postal codes in Germany, known as Postleitzahl (pl. ... Area codes in Germany (German Vorwahl) have from two to five digits, not counting the leading zero. ... License plates in Germany show the place where the car carrying them is registered. ... A mayor (from the Latin maÄ«or, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... The Free State of Thuringia (German Freistaat Thüringen) lies in central Germany and is among the smaller of the countrys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states), with an area of 16,200 sq. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2003(MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


According to a local joke, "Suhl is so close to the edge of the world you can see Zella-Mehlis".


History

First appearance in 1318. From 1365 the coat of arms shows two hammers indicating the cities most important base of living: metal processing. City rights were granted (confirmed) in 1527.


Suhl was capital of the south-western GDR district "Bezirk Suhl" from 1952 till 1990.


Weapon Industry

The East German national shooting arena was located at Suhl and hosted many top-level competitions including the 1986 ISSF World Championships. Although surpassed in this respect in the unified Germany by the Olympic shooting centre at Munich , Suhl remains an important place to the sport. It hosts Germany's only school for armorers and a well equipped museum of weapons. The German Democratic Republic (GDR) (German: Deutsche Demokratische Republik), also commonly known as East Germany, was a communist state that existed from 1949 to 1990 in the former Soviet occupation zone of Germany. ... The shooting sports include those competitive sports involving tests of accuracy and speed when shooting various types of guns, including airguns. ... For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... Jump to: navigation, search Munich: Frauenkirche and Town Hall steeple Munich (German: München (pronounced listen) is the state capital of the German state of Bavaria. ...


Suhl became famous after divison for building the Simson moped.


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