Laborec river near Strážske
|Elevation||135 m (443 ft)|
|Area||24.773 km2 (10 sq mi)|
|Population||4,551 (31 December 2006)|
|Density||184/km2 (477/sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||072 22|
|Wikimedia Commons: Strážske|
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.
In historical records the town was first mentioned in 1337.
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 4460 people. The town lies on the Laborec River.
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. 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.
The town has its own birth registry and police force.
Economy and facilities
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.
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.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Strážske is twinned with:
- "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2008-02-08. Retrieved 2008-02-17.
- Himič, Dan (2009). "Viete, čo doma dýchate?" [Do you know what you breathe at home?]. Život (in Slovak) (33).
- "Chemko Strážske" (in Slovak). Greenpeace. Archived from the original on May 16, 2011.
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