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Gera is the third-largest city in Thuringia, Germany, located south of Leipzig, east of Erfurt and west of Dresden. Together with the neighbour-cities Chemnitz, Zwickau and Plauen it forms a polycentric old-industrial textile and metal production region with more than 1 million inhabitants, while the city itself has a population of 95,000.

Gera was first mentioned in 995 and developed to a city during the 13th century. Later, it was the residence of several lines of the Reussians until the end of monarchy in Germany in 1918. Over the 19th century, Gera became a centre of the textile industry and saw a period of rapid growth. In 1952, the city also became an administrative centre in GDR as one of the capitals of Gera administrative district (Bezirk). Since 1990, Gera is again part of Thuringia. The loss of its administrative functions as well as its industrial core (caused both by structural change among the European textile industry and the economic system change after the German reunification), precipitated the city's slide into a deep economic crisis, which continues to today.

Since 1990, many of Gera's buildings were restored and big urban planning programmes like the Bundesgartenschau 2007 were implemented to stimulate Gera's economy. Sights include some retained buildings of the royal residence epoque and a large number of public and private buildings from the economic heyday between 1870 and 1930. The famous painter Otto Dix was born in Gera in 1891.

Gera lies in a hilly landscape in the east of Thuringia, within the wide valley of the Weiße Elster river.

Gera (disambiguation)

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Gera (river)

The Gera is a river in Thuringia, Germany, a right tributary of the Unstrut. It originates in the Thuringian Forest, west of Ilmenau. The Gera is formed in Plaue, by the confluence of the Wilde Gera and the Zahme Gera. It empties into the Unstrut in Straußfurt. The total length of the Gera (including Wilde Gera) is 85 km. The largest towns along the Gera are Arnstadt and Erfurt. The city Gera is not situated along the River Gera.

Along its way, Gera River splits up and reunites multiple times. Branches of the Gera are:

  • Confluencing Tributaries: Wilde Gera, Zahme Gera
  • Erfurt Area: Flutgraben (constructed after 1873 in order to protect Erfurt from floodings, this was successful), Bergstrom, Breitstrom, Zahme Gera
  • Between Erfurt and the Unstrut: Gera, Schmale Gera, Mahlgera

The original name of Gera River was Erphes River (Latin for brown, muddy water), which survived in the name of Erfurt coming from “ford at Erphes River”.

Category:Rivers of Thuringia

Gera (woreda)

Gera is one of the woredas in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. It is named after the former Kingdom of Gera, whose territory was approximately the same as the modern woreda. Part of the Jimma Zone, Gera is bordered on the south by the Gojeb River which separates it from the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region, on the northwest by Sigmo, on the north by Setema, on the northeast by Gomma, and on the east by Seka Chekorsa. The administrative center of this woreda is Chira; other towns in Gera include Cheriko and Dusta.

Gera (Egypt)
''See also for namesakes Gera (disambiguation) an Geras

Gera(s) was an Ancient city and former bishopric in Roman Egypt and remains a Latin Catholic titular see.

Its modern location n present Egypt is unclear.

Usage examples of "gera".

It took Elayne a moment to recognize Gera, one of the cooks, in those ageless features.

Hitler returned to Germany in a state of considerable irritation and called a meeting of his party leaders in the little town of Gera in Thuringia for Sunday, June 17, to report on his talks with Mussolini and to assess the worsening situation at home.

Germany, but it fell like a bombshell on the little group of Nazi leaders gathered at Gera, and Goebbels moved quickly to see that it became known as little as possible.

Or I remember coming back from being away in Gera, and running into Charlie in the corridor.

By the time we had finished eating the train was in Gera, close to the Czech border, but despite the fact that our S A travelling companion got off at that stop, there was no sign of the troop concentrations we had heard about.

The French had captured a badly needed supply-train at Gera, and the depots in the town were near-empty.

I did not want to kill the two German officers when we met by mistake in the middle of the main street of Gera Bronn.