|Regions of Slovakia|
|Populations||563,591 (Trnava) – 825,022 (Prešov)|
|Areas||2,052.6 km2 (792.5 sq mi) (Bratislava) – 9,454.8 km2 (3,650.5 sq mi) (Banská Bystrica)|
Since 1949 (except 1990–1996), Slovakia has been divided into a number of kraje (singular kraj; usually translated as "Regions" with capital R).Their number, borders and functions have been changed several times. There are eight regions of Slovakia and they correspond to the EU's NUTS 3 level of local administrative units. Each kraj consists of okresy (counties or districts). There are 79 districts.
After a period without kraje and without any equivalent (1990–1996), the kraje were reintroduced in 1996. As for administrative division, Slovakia has been subdivided into 8 kraje since 24 July 1996:
|Flag||Arms||Region||Capital||Population (2022)||Area (km2)||Density||NUTS level 3||Seats |
in Regional Council
|Banská Bystrica||Banská Bystrica||651,000||9,454.8||68.52||SK032||49|
Since 2002, Slovakia is divided into 8 samosprávne kraje (self-governing regions), which are called by the Constitution vyššie územné celky (Higher Territorial Units), abbr. VÚC. The territory and borders of the self-governing regions are identical with the territory and borders of the kraje. Therefore, the word "kraj" can be replaced by "VÚC" or "samosprávny kraj" in each case in the above list. The main difference is that organs of samosprávne kraje are self-governing, with an elected chairperson and assembly, while the organs of kraje are appointed by the government.
The term "Region" (Slovak : kraj) should not be confused with:
Historically, Slovakia was not divided into kraje, but into counties (Slovak: župy or stolice). This was the case when present-day Slovakia was part of:
In 1928–1939 (and formally also 1945–1948) Slovakia as a whole formed the administrative unit "Slovak land" (Krajina slovenská) within Czechoslovakia.
Each kraj was named after its principal city.
Note: The kraje were abolished from July 1, 1969, to December 28, 1970, and reintroduced then.
Transport in Slovakia is possible by rail, road, air or rivers. Slovakia is a developed Central European country with a well-developed rail network (3,662 km) and a highway system (225.25 km). Main international airport is the M. R. Štefánik Airport in the capital, Bratislava. Most important waterway is the river Danube used both by passenger, cargo and freight ships.
The Prešov Region, also Priashiv Region is one of the eight Slovak administrative regions and consists of 13 districts (okresy) and 666 municipalities, 23 of which have town status. The region was established in 1996 and is the most populous of all the regions in Slovakia. Its administrative center is the city of Prešov.
The Trenčín Region is one of the eight Slovak administrative regions. It consists of 9 districts (okresy). The region was established in 1996: previously it had been a part of West-Slovak region and partly central Slovak region. Industry is a main branch of region economy.
This article deals with historic administrative divisions of Czechoslovakia up to 1992, when the country was split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia and the divisions were changed.
The Žilina Region is one of the eight Slovak administrative regions and consists of 11 districts (okresy) and 315 municipalities, from which 18 have a town status. The region was established in 1923, however, in its present borders exists from 1996. It is a more industrial region with several large towns. Žilina is the region administrative center and there is a strong cultural environment in Martin.
The Banská Bystrica Region is one of the eight regions of Slovakia. It is the largest region by area, and has a lower population density than any other region. The Banská Bystrica region was established in 1923; its borders were last adjusted in 1996. Banská Bystrica consists of 514 municipalities, 24 of which have town status. Its administrative center is the eponymous town of Banská Bystrica, which is also the region's largest town. Other important towns are Zvolen and Lučenec.
The Košice Region is one of the eight Slovak administrative regions. The region was first established in 1923 and its present borders were established in 1996. It consists of 11 districts (okresy) and 440 municipalities, 17 of which have a town status. About one third of the region's population lives in the agglomeration of Košice, which is its main economic and cultural centre.
The 1993–94 Slovak First Football League was the first season of first-tier football league in Slovakia following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia on 1 January 1993. This season started on 14 August 1993 and ended on 15 June 1994.
In the NUTS codes of Slovakia (SK), the three levels are:
The 2011–12 Tatran Prešov season is the 13th straight season that the club will play in the Slovak First League, the highest tier of football in Slovakia.
The 2011–12 MŠK Žilina season is the 18th straight season that the club will play in the Slovak First League, the highest tier of football in Slovakia.
The 2012–13 Tatran Prešov season is the 14th straight season that the club will play in the Slovak First League, the highest tier of football in Slovakia.
The 2014–15 Slovak Cup, also known as Slovnaft Cup for sponsorship reasons, was the 46th edition of the competition. The winners of the competition will qualify for the Second qualifying round of the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League.
Elections were held in Slovakia's eight self-governing regions on 9 November 2013. Elected were Regional Governors and City Councilors.
Elections were held in Slovakia's 8 self-governing regions on 4 November 2017.