Thuringia ( German: Thüringen) is a Bundesland of Germany. It lies in central Germany and has an area of 16,251 km (6,274.5 2 sq mi). This means Thuringia is the sixth smallest state in Germany by area. It has 2.45 million inhabitants, so it is the fifth smallest state in Germany by population. The capital is Erfurt.
Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar, the Duchies of Saxe-Meiningen, Saxe-Altenburg and Saxe-Gotha (part of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha) and the Principalities of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Greiz and Gera united to make the Free State of Thuringia. 1949 Thuringia and
Erfurt became a new state of the DDR 1952 It became divided in three Districts
Bezirke ( Erfurt, Gera and Suhl) 1990
Thuringia became a Bundesland in the reunited Germany.
Thuringia borders on the German states of
Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Bavaria and Hesse. The most conspicuous geographical feature of Thuringia is the Thuringia Forest (Thüringer Wald). In the northwest Thuringia includes a small part of the Harz mountains. The Saale river runs through Jena. The biggest mountain in Thuringia is with 982m the Großer Beerberg in the Thuringia Forest.
List of Minister-Presidents of Thuringia [ change | change source ]
1945: Hermann Brill
1945 - 1947: Rudolf Paul
1947 - 1952: Werner Eggerath
1990 - 1992: Josef Duchac
1992 - 2003:
Bernhard Vogel ( CDU) 2003 - 2009:
Dieter Althaus ( CDU) since 2009:
Christine Lieberknecht ( CDU)