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Region Košice fold and Torysa river

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map of region Košice fold and Torysa river

Region is situated in the southeast of Slovakia, in drainage of river Torysa. Heart of the region is made by Košická fold, which is surrounded by Slánske mountains in the east and Cergov and Sarišská highland in the north. West border is made by Volovské mountain. The fold has character of downland in the south. From southwest there spreads partly national park Slovenský raj. There occure certain water basins, which are useful for water industry, or for recreation. In the district Košice surroundings are situated water basins Bukovec I and II, which are provided for industrial water for VSZ, balancing of the overflow, recreation and water industry. In this district ocure also water basins Ružín I and II, which are provided for industrial water for VSZ and other industrial factories, subtilization of exhaust water, production of high quality electric energy, protection from floods, recreation. Ružín II is balancing basin. Košice is second biggest city in Slovakia, with historical importance. developed economical base, the town is economic and administrative centre and travel crossroad of east Slovakia. Košice represent also cultural and educational center for wide environment and it has other functions with overregional importance. Prešov is third biggest city of Slovakia and is same as Košice important economic and cultural center of east Slovakia. Towns situated in this region achieve good economic level, while the other parts dispose with very low and unfavourable level of economic base. Košice and Prešov are crossroads of transit and railway network, with good travel connections to Hungary, Ukraine and Poland. It is also connected to travel corridors of neighbouring countries. Density of travel network is sufficient, Košice and Prešov are connected by highway. Airport in Košice is by technic side at very good European standard.

Region Košice fold and Torysa river contains cities Košice, Lipany, Medzev, Moldava nad Bodvou, Prešov, Sabinov, Veľký Šariš and number of villages 242.

basic data

rok201220132014201520162017
number of inhabitants590 265591 898593 493596 164598 205600 123
number of unemployed47 73648 33144 99841 68436 69430 219
number of long-term unemployed24 84426 63525 89023 70020 13116 044
unemployment rate17.817.816.214.91310.9
long-term unemployment rate9.39.89.38.57.15.8
long-term unemployment rate in comparisson to country level1.251.231.191.231.311.48
demographic pyramid Košice fold and Torysa river 2017 demographic pyramid Košice fold and Torysa river 2025

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