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Košice
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Country Slovakia
Districts
Seat Košice
 - elevation 206 m (676 ft)
 - coordinates 48°42′58″N 21°51′47″E / 48.71611, 21.86306
Highest point Stolica
 - elevation 1,476 m (4,843 ft)
Lowest point Bodrog near Borša
 - elevation 94 m (308 ft)
Area 6,751.9 km² (2,606.9 sq mi)
Population 775,509 (2008-12-31)
Density 115 / km² (298 / sq mi)
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.kosice-region.sk

Košice Region

The Košice Region (Slovak: 'Košický kraj') is one of the eight Slovak administrative regions. It consists of 11 districts (okresy).

Geography[edit | edit source]

It is located in the southern part of eastern Slovakia and covers an area of 6,752 km². The western part of the region is composed of the eastern part of the Slovak Ore Mountains, including its subdivisions: Slovak Karst, Slovak Paradise, Volovské vrchy, Čierna hora. The Hornád Basin is located in the north-west. The area between Slovak Ore Mountains and Slanské vrchy is covered by the Košice Basin, named after the city. Area east of Slanské vrchy is covered by the Eastern Slovak Lowland and there is a volcanic range of Vihorlat Mountains in the north-east, close to the Ukrainian border. Bigger rivers include Slaná in the south-west, Hornád in the west and centre, Uh and Bodrog in the east, along with a small part of the Tisza river in the extreme south-east. As for administrative divisions, the region borders Prešov Region in the north, Zakarpattia Oblast of Ukraine in the east, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg and Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén counties of Hungary in the south and the Banská Bystrica Region in the west.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

The population density in the region is 114 inhabitants per km², which is very similar to the country's average (110 per km²). The largest towns are Košice, Michalovce, Spišská Nová Ves, Trebišov and Rožňava. According to the 2001 census, there were 766,012 inhabitants in the region, with a majority of Slovaks (81.8%), but there is a numerous Hungarian minority (11.2%) in the south, and there are minorities of Roma (3.9%) and Czechs(<1%).[1]

List of districts[edit | edit source]

List of communes and towns[edit | edit source]

There are 440 communes, of which 17 are towns (in bold)

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