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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

rok201220132014201520162017
number of inhabitants391 770392 964394 156397 048398 688400 244
number of unemployed38 55238 83036 16434 51330 04224 370
number of long-term unemployed21 37922 49921 83319 88616 71913 064
unemployment rate21.421.319.718.816.313.3
long-term unemployment rate11.912.411.910.99.17.1
long-term unemployment rate in comparisson to country level1.571.571.531.581.641.81
demographic pyramid Spiš cities 2017 demographic pyramid Spiš cities 2025

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