Košice administrative region

Location: Košický kraj, Košice

GPS: N48°43'29'' E21°15'33''

Region Košice is situated in the southeast of Slovakia. It borders on Hungary and Ukraine in the south and east respectively.

The metropolis of the region and the whole eastern Slovakia is the city of Košice - the centre of commerce, trades, culture, and education of the whole region. Košice is the second biggest town of Slovakia and as such it contains numerous cultural and historic monuments.

The National Park of Slovenský kras lies in the southern and south-eastern part of Gemer. Its caves and abysses are included in the UNESCO monument list. Among the cultural and historic monuments the castles (Krásna Hôrka) and ruins, several manors (Betliar) and many churches scattered along the Gemer branch of the Gothic Route, dominate.

The historic region of the Lower Zemplín in the eastern part of administrative region Košice is known for the excellent Tokai wine. The most visited parts of Lower Zemplín include the environs of water reservoir Zemplínska šírava.

The natural jewel of Spiš includes the National Park of Slovenský raj. The Castle of Spiš with its environs (the biggest castle compound in central Europe, Spišské Podhradie, the ecclesiastical town Spišská Kapitula, the Gothic church in Žehra) was included into the UNESCO monuments.

Greatest attractions: 
Cultural and historic monuments in the town Košice, caves Ochtinská aragonitová jaskyňa, Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa, Domica, Jasovská jaskyňa, Gombasecká jaskyňa, water reservoir Zemplínska šírava, geyser of Herľany, Castle Krásna Hôrka, and manor in Betliar, Slovenský raj, Spišský hrad and environs, ski resort Plejsy, Vinianske lake, Morské oko, Košice - Kavečany: the biggest ZOO in Slovakia and with its size also in the Central Europe (288 ha), wooden churches in Ruská Bystrá (UNESCO) and Inovce, climatic spa Štós.

Districts: Košice 1, Košice 2, Košice 3, Košice 4, Košice environs, Gelnica, Michalovce, Rožňava, Sobrance, Spišská Nová Ves, Trebišov.

Population: 770,508

Source: Vydavateľstvo DAJAMA