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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; 21.82444Coordinates: 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

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.[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]


The town has its own birth registry and 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.


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.


The town has a railway station and bus station.

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Strážske is twinned with:


  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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