|• 1911||549,241 acres (2,222.70 km2)|
|• 1961||547,397 acres (2,215.24 km2)|
|• Succeeded by||Suffolk, with a small part transferred to Norfolk|
|Government||East Suffolk County Council|
East Suffolk, along with West Suffolk, was created in 1888 as an administrative county of England. The administrative county was based on the eastern quarter sessions division of Suffolk. East Suffolk County Council's headquarters were at East Suffolk County Hall in Ipswich.
In 1974, most of the county reunified with West Suffolk and the county borough of Ipswich to form the non-metropolitan county of Suffolk.
From 1894 the administrative county was divided into municipal boroughs, urban districts and rural districts:
The rural districts were further subdivided into civil parishes.
In 2018 a new East Suffolk district was created by the abolition and merger of Waveney and Suffolk Coastal districts. The new district, came into effect on 1 April 2019.