Šaca

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Coordinates: 48°37′58″N 21°10′19″E / 48.63278°N 21.17194°E / 48.63278; 21.17194
Šaca
Borough
Country Slovakia
Region Košice
District Košice II
Elevation 256 m (840 ft)
Coordinates 48°37′58″N 21°10′19″E / 48.63278°N 21.17194°E / 48.63278; 21.17194
Area 47.872 km2 (18.483 sq mi)
Population 5,096 (2005)
Density 106 / km2 (275 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1275
Postal code 04015
Area code +421-55
Car plate KE
Location of Šaca in Slovakia
Location of Šaca in Slovakia
Website: www.saca.sk
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Šaca (Hungarian: Saca) is a borough of Košice, Slovakia.

The first written record about Šaca dates back to 1275. Since 1427 the landowners of Šaca were the family of Semsey which built a castle here in the 15th century, however, it was pulled down on the order of the King Matthias Corvinus. Water mills worked in Šaca since the Middle Ages until 1950.

After World War II the village became a residential district for builders of a new steelworks company - Východoslovenské železiarne Košice (VSŽ Košice - "Eastern Slovak Iron Works in Košice"). In January 1960 construction started on more than 8 square kilometres of land. In 1965 the first blast furnace was fired up and production in the hot rolling mill and coke plant was started. In four decades the Košice mill has developed into a steel-producing plant that has managed to reach the markets and achieve a position among the significant steel producers. It has been accepted as a member of prestigious international organizations associating iron and steel producers and has become a partner of renowned foreign firms in joint ventures. The new phase in the history of the factory started on November 24, 2000 when the metallurgy production and commercial activities were sold to the leading American steel company The United States Steel Corporation - VSŽ Košice changed name on U. S. Steel Košice.

In the 1970s, Šaca gained urban character and became one of 22 urban parts of Košice.

Some of the historical names of Šaca[edit]

The Virgin Mary Assumption Church, initially The Holy Trinity Church (erected in 1779)
A manor house of Semsey family (erected in 1776)
  • 1275 - Latin: Ida
  • 1280 - terra Eghazas Ida
  • 1319 - poss. Saticha
  • 1328 - poss. Zethyce alio nomine Scenthtrinitas
  • 1344 - Setyche
  • 1372 - poss. Setyche
  • 1379 - poss. Sathicha, poss. Satycha
  • 1385 - Sathicha, poss. Sathycha alio nomine Screben
  • 1393 - Sathicha, Sagcza al. Nom. Zenthtrinitas
  • 1395 - poss. Seu villa Senthythe
  • 1409 - poss. Sethithe, poss. Sethyche
  • 1424 - villa Saczcza
  • 1427 - poss. Sechcha, Secha
  • 1428 - poss. Sathcza
  • 1469 - poss. Sacza
  • 1471 - poss. Saccza
  • 1474 - poss. Saczcza
  • 1477 - poss. Saczcza
  • 1514 - Saccza
  • 1553 - Sacha
  • 1773 - Hungarian: Szácza
  • 1786 - Sacza
  • 1808 - Slovak: Ssáca, Hungarian: Sácza
  • 1863 - Saca
  • 1903 - sk: Šaca, hu: Sacza
  • 1906, 1938 - sk: Šaca, hu: Saca

Statistics[edit]

  • Area: 47.9 km²
  • Population: 4,767
  • Density of population: 100/km²
  • District: Košice II
  • Mayor: Rudolf Reštei

Sport[edit]

sports area in Šaca, soccer stadion


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