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Region middle Vár river

consists of counties:

map of region middle Vár river

Region represents an area, which is geomorfologically called Považské Podolie and which follows the basin of the river Váh. It oblongs in SW - NE direction and includes counties from Nové Mesto nad Váhom to Žilina.The common attribute of region is intensive industrial production, mainly engineering. The region is a part of the main line of development (považský rozvojový koridor), which is the result of formation and localization of economy interests centres in the socialist development of Slovakia. Together with the regions of Bratislava, Košice and Banská Bystrica, it generates the main interest of development. Alongside presented regions of main interest, there were forming also others, especially the region around Žilina, which create the form of economy, industrial centres of Slovakia.The whole region is a part of bearing economical - residential segment of development with more than average economy level. In spite of that, there is some part in this regions, where the level is weak. Big factories in Dubnica nad Váhom and Považská Bystrica produced in the past (after world war 2.) an army technology. Throught the convertion to market economy, nowadays they have measurable problems with reorientation of the production. It effects the higher level of unemployment.The area of this region belongs to 9 areas with most endangered environment. The river Váh, which flows through industrial regions reaches in some parts the 4-th degree of polution. The absence of sewage tanks on the right river border in Trenčín causes qualitative degradation of the water also out of this region.

Region middle Vár river contains cities Bytča, Dubnica nad Váhom, Ilava, Nemšová, Nová Dubnica, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Považská Bystrica, Púchov, Rajec, Rajecké Teplice, Stará Turá, Trenčianske Teplice, Trenčín, Žilina and number of villages 192.

basic data

rok201220132014201520162017
number of inhabitants530 115530 618530 914532 877533 857534 768
number of unemployed26 99628 37426 31822 85618 70813 525
number of long-term unemployed10 20411 29611 482972470444418
unemployment rate10.210.7108.675
long-term unemployment rate3.84.34.33.72.61.6
long-term unemployment rate in comparisson to country level0.530.560.550.500.440.36
demographic pyramid middle Vár river 2017 demographic pyramid middle Vár river 2025

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