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Gera is the third-largest city in Thuringia, Germany, with 96000 inhabitants, placed 55 kilometers south of Leipzig, 75 km east of Erfurt and one hundred twenty km west of Dresden. Gera became first cited in 995 and advanced to a metropolis during the thirteenth century. Later, it was the house of several lines of the Russians till the cease of monarchy in Germany in 1918. Over the nineteenth century, Gera became a centre of the textile industry and noticed duration of rapid increase. In 1952, the metropolis additionally has become an administrative centre in GDR as one of the capitals of Gera administrative district Bezirk. In 1990, Gera have become part of re-set up Thuringia.

The lack of its administrative capabilities in addition to its industrial middle brought on both with the aid of structural exchange a number of the European textile industry and the economic system change after the German reunification brought on the metropolis's slide into a long-lasting financial crisis. The vicinity call Gera firstly mentioned the vicinity of the Elster river valley where the town stands now. The call maximum in all likelihood originated earlier than the European Migration Period – the Slavic folks who first settled the region for the duration of the eighth century adopted the call. The first recognized documentary point out of Gera dates from 995.

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