Košice

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Coordinates: 48°43′N 21°15′E / 48.717°N 21.25°E / 48.717; 21.25
Košice
City
Kosice - St. Elisabeth Cathedral 2.JPG
St.Elisabeth Cathedral
Coat of arms of Košice.png
Nickname: City of tolerance [1]
Country Slovakia
Region Košice Self-governing Region
River Hornád
Elevation 206 m (676 ft)
Coordinates 48°43′N 21°15′E / 48.717°N 21.25°E / 48.717; 21.25
Area 242.768 km² (93.733 sq mi)
 - urban 1,776 km² (686 sq mi)
 - metro 2,709 km² (1,046 sq mi)
Population 233,659 (2008-12-31)
 - urban 355,047
 - metro 555,800
Density 962 /km² (2,492 /sq mi)
First mentioned 1230
Government City council
Mayor Richard Raši (Smer - SD)
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 040 00
Area code +421-55
Car plate KE
Location in Slovakia
Location in Slovakia
Locator Red.svg
Location in Slovakia
Wikimedia Commons: Košice
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.kosice.sk

Košice (German: Kaschau, Hungarian: Kassa IPA kɒʃɪtsə) is the second biggest city in Slovakia, and the biggest city in eastern Slovakia. About 235,000 people live in the city. Košice was founded in 1230.

Administrative division[change | change source]

The town of Košice is divided into 4 districts and 22 city parts:

Administrative division of Košice
District City parts
Košice I Džungľa, Kavečany, Košice-Sever Sídlisko Ťahanovce, Staré mesto, Ťahanovce
Košice II Lorinčík, Luník IX, Myslava, Pereš, Poľov, Sídlisko KVP, Šaca, Košice-Západ
Košice III Sídlisko dargovských hrdinov, Košická Nová Ves
Košice IV Košice-Barca, Košice-Juh, Krásna, Nad jazerom, Šebastovce, Vyšné Opátske

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