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Košice (German: Kaschau, Hungarian: Kassa IPA kɒʃɪtsə) is the second biggest city in Slovakia, and the biggest city in eastern Slovakia. About 235,000 people live in the city. Košice was founded in 1230.

Košice
View of Hlavná ulica (Main Street) from St. Elisabeth Cathedral, with the State Theatre Košice building in the center
View of Hlavná ulica (Main Street) from St. Elisabeth Cathedral, with the State Theatre Košice building in the center
Flag of Košice
Flag
Coat of arms of Košice
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
City of tolerance[1]
Košice is located in Slovakia
Košice
Košice
Location in Slovakia
Košice is located in Košice Region
Košice
Košice
Košice (Košice Region)
Coordinates: 48°43′N 21°15′E / 48.717°N 21.250°E / 48.717; 21.250Coordinates: 48°43′N 21°15′E / 48.717°N 21.250°E / 48.717; 21.250
CountrySlovakia
RegionKošice Self-governing Region
First mentioned1230
Government
 • MayorJaroslav Polaček
Area
 • Total242.768 km2 (93.733 sq mi)
Elevation
206 m (676 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31[2])
 • Total238,757
 • Density980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
040 00
Area code(s)+421-55
Car plateKE
Websitehttps://www.kosice.sk

Administrative divisionEdit

The town of Košice is divided into 4 districts and 22 city parts:

Administrative division of Košice
District City parts
Košice I Džungľa, Kavečany, Košice-Sever Sídlisko Ťahanovce, Staré mesto, Ťahanovce
Košice II Lorinčík, Luník IX, Myslava, Pereš, Poľov, Sídlisko KVP, Šaca, Košice-Západ
Košice III Sídlisko dargovských hrdinov, Košická Nová Ves
Košice IV Košice-Barca, Košice-Juh, Krásna, Nad jazerom, Šebastovce, Vyšné Opátske

Sister citiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Združenie Feman (2009). "Feman – Európsky festival kultúry národov a národností".
  2. "Population and migration". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2019-04-16.

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