Districts of Slovakia

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An okres (in English district) is an administrative unit in Slovakia. It is a second-tier territorial administrative unit, below a Region in standing, and superior to a municipality. Each district contains at least several municipalities.


The cities of Bratislava and Košice are the only cities in Slovakia divided into internal urban districts, with five in Bratislava, and four in Košice. These urban districts are then further divided into smaller boroughs (which serve a function analogous to municipalities in typical districts).

All other districts are larger in size and also include rural areas, and rural as well as urban municipalities. Each of these more typical districts has an urban centre serving as the seat of the district, usually the largest town (or the only town) of a given district. Rural municipalities are not legally allowed to become district seats.

Map of current Slovak districts

Districts (okresy) of Slovakia Okresy97 Slovakia.svg
Districts (okresy) of Slovakia


Several districts form a "Region" (Slovak "kraj"). One district, on the other hand, consists of several "municipalities" (Slovak "obec"), which in turn consist of "cadastral areas" (Slovak "katastrálne územie").

Districts have been units of state administration in Slovakia since its creation with a few interruptions, e. g. except for the period from 2004 to late 2013. Today, each district is administered by a "district office" (okresný úrad). Since late 2013, there have been also some special district offices being responsible (regarding some selected issues) not for the territory of a district, but for the territory of a Region (kraj) - they are called "district office at the seat of a Region" (okresný úrad v sídle kraja).

In the period from 2004 to late 2013, the district offices were abolished and replaced by "circuit offices" (obvodný úrad), which were usually responsible for several districts (except for the Nové Zámky District, which was one district with two circuit offices).

Slovakia has currently 79 districts, the capital of Bratislava being divided into 5 districts and the city of Košice in 4 districts. The districts are named after the biggest town in the district (formerly known as the "district towns").

For history see: Okres

Districts of Slovakia

The following table gives an overview of the districts, along with the population, area, and location within Slovakia.

DistrictPopulation (2017)Area
in km2
Region (kraj)
Banská Bystrica 110,931 Decrease2.svg809 Banská Bystrica
Banská Štiavnica 16,165 Decrease2.svg292 Banská Bystrica
Bardejov 77,704 Increase2.svg937 Prešov
Bánovce nad Bebravou 36,512 Decrease2.svg462 Trenčín
Brezno 61,959 Decrease2.svg1,265 Banská Bystrica
Bratislava I 40,610 Increase2.svg10 Bratislava
Bratislava II 114,920 Increase2.svg92 Bratislava
Bratislava III 66,442 Increase2.svg75 Bratislava
Bratislava IV 96,791 Increase2.svg92 Bratislava
Bratislava V 110,801 Increase2.svg94 Bratislava
Bytca 30,835 Decrease2.svg282 Žilina
Čadca 90,499 Decrease2.svg761 Žilina
Detva 32,270 Decrease2.svg475 Banská Bystrica
Dolný Kubín 39,478 Increase2.svg490 Žilina
Dunajská Streda 114,2171,075 Trnava
Galanta 94,533641 Trnava
Gelnica 31,365584 Košice
Hlohovec 45,247267 Trnava
Humenné 64,845754 Prešov
Ilava 62,042359 Trenčín
Kežmarok 63,231840 Prešov
Komárno 108,5561,100 Nitra
Košice I 68,08987 Košice
Košice II 79,93481 Košice
Košice III 30,34918 Košice
Košice IV 56,63459 Košice
Košice okolie 106,9991,533 Košice
Krupina 22,841585 Banská Bystrica
Kysucké Nové Mesto 33,778190 Žilina
Levice 120,0211,551 Nitra
Levoca 31,880357 Prešov
Liptovský Mikuláš 73,9841,341 Žilina
Lucenec 72,837797 Banská Bystrica
Malacky 64,354950 Bratislava
Martin 97,813736 Žilina
Medzilaborce 12,668427 Prešov
Michalovce 109,1211,019 Košice
Myjava 29,243326 Trenčín
Námestovo 56,043691 Žilina
Nitra 163,540871 Nitra
Nové Mesto nad Váhom 62,708580 Trenčín
Nové Zámky 149,5941,347 Nitra
Partizánske 48,005301 Trenčín
Pezinok 54,164376 Bratislava
Piešťany 64,019381 Trnava
Poltár 23,594505 Banská Bystrica
Poprad 104,3481,123 Prešov
Považská Bystrica 65,150463 Trenčín
Prešov 161,782934 Prešov
Prievidza 140,444960 Trenčín
Púchov 45,761375 Trenčín
Revúca 40,879730 Banská Bystrica
Rimavská Sobota 82,9701,471 Banská Bystrica
Rožňava 61,8871,173 Košice
Ružomberok 59,420647 Žilina
Sabinov 54,067484 Prešov
Senec 51,825361 Bratislava
Senica 60,891684 Trnava
Skalica 46,757359 Trnava
Snina 39,633805 Prešov
Sobrance 23,776538 Košice
Spišská Nová Ves 93,516587 Košice
Stará Ľubovňa 50,684624 Prešov
Stropkov 21,027389 Prešov
Svidník 33,506550 Prešov
Šaľa 54,000356 Nitra
Topolcany 74,089597 Nitra
Trebišov 103,7791,074 Košice
Trenčín 112,767672 Trenčín
Trnava 126,864741 Trnava
Turcianske Teplice 16,720393 Žilina
Tvrdošín 35,062479 Žilina
Veľký Krtíš 46,597849 Banská Bystrica
Vranov nad Toplou 76,504769 Prešov
Zlaté Moravce 43,622521 Nitra
Zvolen 67,650759 Banská Bystrica
Žarnovica 27,634426 Banská Bystrica
Žiar nad Hronom 48,053518 Banská Bystrica
Žilina 156,361815 Žilina

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