Districts of Slovakia

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 districtsEdit

 
Districts (okresy) of Slovakia

CharacteristicsEdit

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 SlovakiaEdit

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

District Population[1][2]
(2020)
Area[3] in km2
(2020)
Region (kraj)
Banská Bystrica 110,631 ( ) 809 Banská Bystrica
Banská Štiavnica 16,003 ( ) 292 Banská Bystrica
Bardejov 77,666 ( ) 935 Prešov
Bánovce nad Bebravou 35,972 ( ) 461 Trenčín
Brezno 60,905 ( ) 1,265 Banská Bystrica
Bratislava I 42,546 ( ) 9 Bratislava
Bratislava II 116,669 ( ) 92 Bratislava
Bratislava III 70,641 ( ) 74 Bratislava
Bratislava IV 98,404 ( ) 96 Bratislava
Bratislava V 112,688 ( ) 94 Bratislava
Bytča 31,056 ( ) 281 Žilina
Čadca 89,494 ( ) 760 Žilina
Detva 31,771 ( ) 449 Banská Bystrica
Dolný Kubín 39,480 ( ) 491 Žilina
Dunajská Streda 123,355 ( ) 1,074 Trnava
Galanta 94,179 ( ) 641 Trnava
Gelnica 31,923 ( ) 584 Košice
Hlohovec 44,731 ( ) 267 Trnava
Humenné 61,398 ( ) 754 Prešov
Ilava 58,811 ( ) 358 Trenčín
Kežmarok 76,165 ( ) 629 Prešov
Komárno 100,992 ( ) 1,100 Nitra
Košice I 67,421 ( ) 85 Košice
Košice II 82,115 ( ) 80 Košice
Košice III 28,535 ( ) 16 Košice
Košice IV 60,067 ( ) 60 Košice
Košice – okolie 131,305 ( ) 1,534 Košice
Krupina 22,050 ( ) 584 Banská Bystrica
Kysucké Nové Mesto 32,890 ( ) 173 Žilina
Levice 110,040 ( ) 1,551 Nitra
Levoča 33,730 ( ) 421 Prešov
Liptovský Mikuláš 72,054 ( ) 1,341 Žilina
Lučenec 73,071 ( ) 825 Banská Bystrica
Malacky 75,325 ( ) 949 Bratislava
Martin 95,921 ( ) 735 Žilina
Medzilaborce 11,708 ( ) 427 Prešov
Michalovce 110,670 ( ) 1,019 Košice
Myjava 26,062 ( ) 327 Trenčín
Námestovo 63,268 ( ) 690 Žilina
Nitra 161,499 ( ) 870 Nitra
Nové Mesto nad Váhom 62,572 ( ) 579 Trenčín
Nové Zámky 137,778 ( ) 1,347 Nitra
Partizánske 45,293 ( ) 301 Trenčín
Pezinok 66,174 ( ) 375 Bratislava
Piešťany 62,626 ( ) 381 Trnava
Poltár 21,179 ( ) 476 Banská Bystrica
Poprad 105,015 ( ) 1,104 Prešov
Považská Bystrica 61,993 ( ) 463 Trenčín
Prešov 176,781 ( ) 933 Prešov
Prievidza 132,891 ( ) 959 Trenčín
Púchov 44,136 ( ) 375 Trenčín
Revúca 39,349 ( ) 730 Banská Bystrica
Rimavská Sobota 83,953 ( ) 1,471 Banská Bystrica
Rožňava 61,944 ( ) 1,173 Košice
Ružomberok 56,536 ( ) 646 Žilina
Sabinov 61,072 ( ) 545 Prešov
Senec 94,577 ( ) 359 Bratislava
Senica 60,314 ( ) 683 Trnava
Skalica 46,965 ( ) 357 Trnava
Snina 35,833 ( ) 804 Prešov
Sobrance 22,775 ( ) 538 Košice
Spišská Nová Ves 100,201 ( ) 587 Košice
Stará Ľubovňa 54,054 ( ) 707 Prešov
Stropkov 20,366 ( ) 388 Prešov
Svidník 32,334 ( ) 549 Prešov
Šaľa 51,309 ( ) 355 Nitra
Topoľčany 69,521 ( ) 597 Nitra
Trebišov 105,136 ( ) 1,073 Košice
Trenčín 114,837 ( ) 674 Trenčín
Trnava 133,154 ( ) 741 Trnava
Turčianske Teplice 15,854 ( ) 392 Žilina
Tvrdošín 36,127 ( ) 478 Žilina
Veľký Krtíš 43,002 ( ) 848 Banská Bystrica
Vranov nad Topľou 80,906 ( ) 769 Prešov
Zlaté Moravce 40,369 ( ) 521 Nitra
Zvolen 68,657 ( ) 759 Banská Bystrica
Žarnovica 26,054 ( ) 425 Banská Bystrica
Žiar nad Hronom 46,477 ( ) 517 Banská Bystrica
Žilina 158,456 ( ) 815 Žilina

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistic of Slovak places by Dušan Kreheľ – Export". Retrieved 2021-07-19.
  2. ^ "Statistic of Slovak places by Dušan Kreheľ – Export". Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  3. ^ "Statistic of Slovak places by Dušan Kreheľ – Export". Retrieved 2021-07-05.

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