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Region Spiš cities

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map of region Spiš cities

Region of Spiš`s towns spreads in northeast part of Slovakia. The area is very heterogenous. There flows rivers – Hornád, Hnilec, Dunajec and Poprad throught the folds. In the north occurs mountains Spišská Magura and Levočské vrchy, in the south Volovské vrchy and Slovenský raj. West border is made by the biggest mountain of Slovakia – Vysoké Tatry, east part is delimited by upland Šarišská vrchovina. The area of historical and recent Spiš pass throught national natural parks Slovenký Raj, TANAP and national park Pieniny. The skeleton of the region is represented by the river valleys – Poprad and Hornád, where live a majority of region`s population.

It deals of large region, which districts are historical interconnected. Also nowadays has the region relationship with other regions in Poland. Small part of historical region lies in today's south Poland, between rivers Dunajec and Bialka and slovak national frontier.

Even though that this region was very rich in the past, today it deals with heavy economical problems, espacially with large unemployment, getting to 17 %. Unemployment in this region befall specially social group of gypsies. The lowest unemployment rate is achieved in districts Stará Lubovňa (11 %) and Poprad (13 %). However, the economic situation improve each year, mainly thanks to foreign investments (Whirlpool in Poprad, Embraco in Spišská Nová Ves and others).

Region Spiš cities contains cities Gelnica, Kežmarok, Krompachy, Levoča, Podolínec, Poprad, Spišská Belá, Spišská Nová Ves, Spišská Stará Ves, Spišské Podhradie, Spišské Vlachy, Stará Ľubovňa, Svit, Vysoké Tatry and 189 villages. Viac aj na oma.sk.

unemployment in LAU2 regions Spiš cities LAU2

Basic data

number of inhabitants391 770392 964394 156395 238396 562397 895398 913399 968401 099393 019406 905
number of unemployed38 55238 83036 16434 51330 04223 83819 69318 30721 03621 59619 315
number of long-term unemployed21 37922 49921 83319 88616 71912 68092377697843910 4389495
number of people receiving social benefits46 70246 62242 60437 02133 64229 79525 79424 40624 17321 62323 694
number of activational workers65266304625651744599351328422806286222132632
unemployment rate21.421.319.718.816.31310.69.811.311.810.7
long-term unemployment rate11.912.411.910.
assignation tax97 702 74994 950 04598 660 730109 712 192119 850 260133 782 810143 289 860162 656 004168 388 697162 680 441183 146 599
demographic dependency16.917.518.118.919.820.621.522.423.324.023.7
demographic pyramid Spiš cities 2022 demographic pyramid Spiš cities 2035

Number of unemployed

less than 24 years99248268728066945480401431632968355033732884
25 to 39 years16 65314 61413 58412 98511 272882771986682765776427020
40 to 54 years13 90812 35811 68311 2129902796066176064679072096376
55 years and more36863590361736223387303627152594303833733035
number of inhabitants – Spiš cities

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Spiš cities number of inhabitants, unemployed for longer than 4 years, low educated unemployed

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Regions of Slovakia - Region Spiš cities, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/regions-of-slovakia/spis-cities

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