Sečovce

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Sečovce
Town
Sečovce Town Hall
Sečovce Town Hall
Coat of arms of Sečovce
Coat of arms
Sečovce is located in Košice Region
Sečovce
Sečovce
Location of Sečovce in Slovakia
Sečovce is located in Slovakia
Sečovce
Sečovce
Sečovce (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 48°42′09″N 21°39′24″E / 48.70250°N 21.65667°E / 48.70250; 21.65667Coordinates: 48°42′09″N 21°39′24″E / 48.70250°N 21.65667°E / 48.70250; 21.65667
Country Slovakia
RegionKošice
DistrictTrebišov
First mentioned1255
Government
 • MayorJozef Gamrát
Area
 • Total32.658 km2 (12.609 sq mi)
Elevation
149 m (489 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31[1])
 • Total8,453
 • Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
078 01
Area code(s)421-56
Car plateTV
Websitewww.secovce.sk

Sečovce (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈsɛtʃɔʊ̯tsɛ]; Hungarian: Gálszécs;[2] Ukrainian: Сечівці)[3] is a town in the Trebišov District in the Košice Region of south-eastern Slovakia.

History[edit]

Roman Catholic Church of The Assumption

The town was first mentioned in year 1255 on the list of king Béla IV of Hungary. In 1494, a Roman Catholic church was built in the Gothic architecture style. Since the 15th century, there was gradual development of trade, including markets with shoemakers, saddlers, potters and furriers. The first post-office was opened in 1783, telegraph office in 1868, telephone office in 1890, train station in 1904, and museum in 1954, which was moved to Trebišov in 1981.

Geography[edit]

The town lies at an altitude of 149 metres (489 ft), which rises to 177 metres (581 ft) on Albínovská hora. It covers an area of 32.658 km2 (12.609 sq mi) and has a population of about 8,000.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 census, it had 7,819 inhabitants - 95.89% of whom were Slovak, 2.17% Roma, 0.47% Czech, and 0.22% Hungarian.[4] The religious makeup was 47.05% Roman Catholic, 25.71% Greek Catholic, 18.11% with no religious affiliation, and 1.83% Lutheran.[4] Prior to 1945, the town had a large Jewish population, most of which was deported by the Nazis. Also, prior to 1945, the town consisted primarily of ethnic Hungarians, with a small Slovak minority, but the Hungarians were forceably deported right after the war in order to ethnically cleanse the area and to make room for Slovaks from the north. Those who remained have assimilated and now consider themselves for the most part to be Slovak.

Economy and facilities[edit]

Health Center with emergency medical services

The town has a pharmacy, and outpatient health facilities of a general practitioner and pediatrician. There is a public library, a cultural house and a movie theater. It also has a post office, a petrol station, a repair garage, and a number of general and food stores. It also has a Slovak commercial bank and insurance company.

A few factories reside in and around Sečovce - Palma Agro (vegetable oils), Silometal (metal silos and containers), Sonap (clothing), Valter (socks), Lesy SR (wood processing), and Simkovic-Protektor s.r.o./SPR Retreading Solutions (tire retreads)

Sport[edit]

The town has a football pitch, a gym, fitness and a sport hall.

Famous people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population and migration". Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  2. ^ "Gálszécs". Magyar nagylexikon (in Hungarian). 8. kötet (Ff – Gyep). Budapest: Magyar Nagylexikon Kiadó. 1999. p. 452. ISBN 9638577398.
  3. ^ "Naukovyĭ zbirnyk Muzei͡u ukraïnsʹkoï kulʹtury u Svydnyku : Annales Musei culturae ukrainiensis Svidnik" (in Ukrainian). 2. Bratyslava: Slovenské pedagogické nakladateľstvo. 1999: 50–51. OCLC 5065203. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ a b "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2008-02-08. Retrieved 2008-02-09.

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