Strážske

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Coordinates: 48°52′02″N 21°49′28″E / 48.86722°N 21.82444°E / 48.86722; 21.82444
Strážske
Town
Strazske Laborec 01.jpg
Laborec river near Strážske
Country Slovakia
Region Košice
District Michalovce
River Laborec
Elevation 135 m (443 ft)
Coordinates 48°52′02″N 21°49′28″E / 48.86722°N 21.82444°E / 48.86722; 21.82444
Area 24.773 km2 (10 sq mi)
Population 4,551 (31 December 2006)
Density 184 / km2 (477 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1337
Mayor Vladimír Dunajčák
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 072 22
Phone prefix 421-56
Car plate MI
Location in Slovakia
Location in Slovakia
Location in the Košice Region
Location in the Košice Region
Wikimedia Commons: Strážske
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: http://www.strazske.sk

Strážske (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.

History[edit]

In historical records the town was first mentioned in 1337.

Geography[edit]

The town lies at an elevation of 135 metres and covers an area of 24,773 km2 (9,564.91 sq mi). The municipality has a population of about 4460 people. The town lies on the Laborec River.

Demographics[edit]

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.[1] 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.[1]

Government[edit]

The town has its own birth registry and a police force.

Economy and facilities[edit]

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.[2][3]

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.

Culture[edit]

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.

Transport[edit]

The town has a railway station and bus station.

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Strážske is twinned with:

References[edit]

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

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