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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 number of villages 189.

basic data

number of inhabitants391 781392 979394 165395 187396 502397 826400 242402 039
number of unemployed38 55238 83036 16434 51330 04223 83819 69318 401
number of long-term unemployed21 37922 49921 83319 88616 71912 68092377774
number of people receiving social benefits46 70246 62242 60437 02133 64229 65025 79424 459
unemployment rate21.421.319.718.816.31310.69.8
long-term unemployment rate11.912.411.910.
assignation tax97 702 74994 950 04598 660 730109 712 192119 850 260133 782 810143 289 860162 656 004
demographic dependency16.917.518.118.819.720.621.021.8
demographic pyramid Spiš cities 2019 demographic pyramid Spiš cities 2035

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Current statistics

October 2019: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 166302, of which 57619 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.0% (2.1% long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 19.2% (11.1%), Revúca 18.1% (9.4%), Kežmarok 16.9% (7.5%), Rožňava 14.6% (7.8%), Vranov nad Topľou 14.4% (7.1%)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.3%, Trenčín 2.4%, Hlohovec 2.7%, Nitra 2.8%, Ilava 2.8%