The region of Košice and its environs is situated in the east of Slovakia. Its core is the L-shaped Košická kotlina basin. This fertile and densely populated basin is surrounded by mountain ranges, which offer excellent possibilities of hiking and recreation.
Three mountain groups occupy its western end, part of the Slovenské rudohorie Mts. The river Hornád incised deeply into the massive of Čierna hora Mt. in the north-western part of the region. The bulky and forested ridge of the Volovské vrchy Mts. culminates in its dominant and majestic Kojšovská hoľa Mt. with excellent skiing and hiking conditions. The centre of the holiday resort is the water reservoir Ružín, while the climatic spa Štós provides relaxation in natural setting.
The city Košice - metropolis of eastern Slovakia, lying on the Hornád river on the western edge of the Košická kotlina basins has a long and agitated history. It has been the most important town of the region for centuries and a natural centre of trade, culture, and education. Today it is the second largest city of Slovakia. Many valuable monuments concentrate in Košice.
The south-western part of the region is characterised by a special karstic landscape with plateaux of the Slovenský kras Mts. and the Jasovská jaskyňa cave.
Districts: Košice 1, 2, 3, 4, Košice-environs.
Source: Vydavateľstvo DAJAMA