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Municipality building in Sečovce.jpg
Sečovce Town Hall
Country Slovakia
Region Košice
District Trebišov
Elevation 149 m (489 ft)
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
Area 32.658 km2 (12.609 sq mi)
Population 7,945 (31 December 2005)
Density 243/km2 (629/sq mi)
First mentioned 1255
Mayor Jozef Gamrát
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 078 01
Phone prefix 421-56
Car plate TV
Location in Slovakia
Location in Slovakia
Location in the Košice Region
Location in the Košice Region
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Sečovce (/sɛˈtsɛ/, Hungarian: Gálszécs,[1] Ukrainian: Сечівці[2]) is a town in the Trebišov District in the Košice Region of south-eastern Slovakia.


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.


The town lies at an altitude of 149 metres (489 ft) and covers an area of 32.658 km2 (12.609 sq mi). It has a population of about 7,888.


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.[3] The religious makeup was 47.05% Roman Catholic, 25.71% Greek Catholic, 18.11% with no religious affiliation, and 1.83% Lutheran.[3]

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)


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

Famous people[edit]


  1. ^ "Gálszécs". Magyar nagylexikon (in Hungarian). 8. kötet (Ff – Gyep). Budapest: Magyar Nagylexikon Kiadó. 1999. p. 452. ISBN 9638577398. 
  2. ^ "Naukovyĭ zbirnyk Muzei͡u ukraïnsʹkoï kulʹtury u Svydnyku : Annales Musei culturae ukrainiensis Svidnik" (in Ukrainian). 2. Bratyslava: Slovenské pedagogické nakladateľstvo. 1999: 50–51. OCLC 5065203. 
  3. ^ 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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