Strážske (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈstɾaːʃskɛ]; German: Straschke (rare); Hungarian: Őrmező) is a small town and municipality in Michalovce District in the Kosice Region of eastern Slovakia. It is located in the most northern part of Michalovce District.

Strážske
Town
Laborec river near Strážske
Laborec river near Strážske
Coat of arms of Strážske
Coat of arms
Strážske is located in Košice Region
Strážske
Strážske
Location of Strážske in Slovakia
Strážske is located in Slovakia
Strážske
Strážske
Strážske (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 48°52′02″N 21°49′28″E / 48.86722°N 21.82444°E / 48.86722; 21.82444Coordinates: 48°52′02″N 21°49′28″E / 48.86722°N 21.82444°E / 48.86722; 21.82444
Country Slovakia
RegionKošice
DistrictMichalovce
First mentioned1337
Government
 • MayorVladimír Dunajčák
Area
 • Total24.773 km2 (9.565 sq mi)
Elevation
135 m (443 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31[1])
 • Total4,289
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
072 22
Area code(s)421-56
Car plateMI
Websitewww.strazske.sk

HistoryEdit

In historical records the town was first mentioned in 1337.

GeographyEdit

The town lies at an elevation of 135 metres and covers an area of 24,773 square kilometres (9,564.91 square miles). The municipality has a population of about 4,289 people. The town lies on the Laborec River.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2001 census, the town had 4,474 inhabitants. 96.38% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 1.07% Roma, 0.87% Czechs, 0.45% Rusyns and 0.40% Ukrainian.[2] The religious makeup was 63.59% Roman Catholics, 21.77% Greek Catholics, 7.58% people with no religious affiliation, 2.82% Orthodox and 1.41% Lutherans.[2]

GovernmentEdit

The town has its own birth registry and police force.

Economy and facilitiesEdit

Chemko is chemical plant which produced polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs) (until 1984) and contaminated a large part of East Slovakia, especially sediments of Laborec river and reservoir Zemplínska šírava.[3][4]

The town has a number of food stores, a doctors' surgery, an outpatient facility for children and adolescents, and a resident dentist. It also has a Slovak commercial bank and insurance company.

CultureEdit

The town has a public library, a disco bar called Broadway, an Ice-rink and a football pitch. It also has a DVD rental store and a town cinema. In the town park is an old manor-house and the oldest Lime-tree in Slovakia.

TransportEdit

The town has a railway station and bus station.

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Strážske is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population and migration". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  2. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2008-02-08. Retrieved 2008-02-17.
  3. ^ Himič, Dan (2009). "Viete, čo doma dýchate?" [Do you know what you breathe at home?]. Život (in Slovak) (33).
  4. ^ "Chemko Strážske" (in Slovak). Greenpeace. Archived from the original on May 16, 2011.

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