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An okres (in English district) is an administrative unit in Slovakia. It is inferior to a Region and superior to a municipality.

Districts (okresy) of Slovakia

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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 the time of the Habsburg monarchy, 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 (2017) Area
in km²
Region (kraj)
Banská Bystrica 110,931   809 Banská Bystrica
Banská Štiavnica 16,165   292 Banská Bystrica
Bardejov 77,704   937 Prešov
Bánovce nad Bebravou 36,512   462 Trencín
Brezno 61,959   1,265 Banská Bystrica
Bratislava I 40,610   10 Bratislava
Bratislava II 114,920   92 Bratislava
Bratislava III 66,442   75 Bratislava
Bratislava IV 96,791   92 Bratislava
Bratislava V 110,801   94 Bratislava
Bytca 30,835   282 Žilina
Cadca 90,499   761 Žilina
Detva 32,270   475 Banská Bystrica
Dolný Kubín 39,478   490 Žilina
Dunajská Streda 114,217 1,075 Trnava
Galanta 94,533 641 Trnava
Gelnica 31,365 584 Košice
Hlohovec 45,247 267 Trnava
Humenné 64,845 754 Prešov
Ilava 62,042 359 Trencín
Kežmarok 63,231 840 Prešov
Komárno 108,556 1,100 Nitra
Košice I 68,089 87 Košice
Košice II 79,934 81 Košice
Košice III 30,349 18 Košice
Košice IV 56,634 59 Košice
Košice – okolie 106,999 1,533 Košice
Krupina 22,841 585 Banská Bystrica
Kysucké Nové Mesto 33,778 190 Žilina
Levice 120,021 1,551 Nitra
Levoca 31,880 357 Prešov
Liptovský Mikuláš 73,984 1,341 Žilina
Lucenec 72,837 797 Banská Bystrica
Malacky 64,354 950 Bratislava
Martin 97,813 736 Žilina
Medzilaborce 12,668 427 Prešov
Michalovce 109,121 1,019 Košice
Myjava 29,243 326 Trencín
Námestovo 56,043 691 Žilina
Nitra 163,540 871 Nitra
Nové Mesto nad Váhom 62,708 580 Trencín
Nové Zámky 149,594 1,347 Nitra
Partizánske 48,005 301 Trencín
Pezinok 54,164 376 Bratislava
Piešťany 64,019 381 Trnava
Poltár 23,594 505 Banská Bystrica
Poprad 104,348 1,123 Prešov
Považská Bystrica 65,150 463 Trencín
Prešov 161,782 934 Prešov
Prievidza 140,444 960 Trencín
Púchov 45,761 375 Trencín
Revúca 40,879 730 Banská Bystrica
Rimavská Sobota 82,970 1,471 Banská Bystrica
Rožňava 61,887 1,173 Košice
Ružomberok 59,420 647 Žilina
Sabinov 54,067 484 Prešov
Senec 51,825 361 Bratislava
Senica 60,891 684 Trnava
Skalica 46,757 359 Trnava
Snina 39,633 805 Prešov
Sobrance 23,776 538 Košice
Spišská Nová Ves 93,516 587 Košice
Stará Ľubovňa 50,684 624 Prešov
Stropkov 21,027 389 Prešov
Svidník 33,506 550 Prešov
Šaľa 54,000 356 Nitra
Topolcany 74,089 597 Nitra
Trebišov 103,779 1,074 Košice
Trenčín 112,767 672 Trencín
Trnava 126,864 741 Trnava
Turcianske Teplice 16,720 393 Žilina
Tvrdošín 35,062 479 Žilina
Veľký Krtíš 46,597 849 Banská Bystrica
Vranov nad Toplou 76,504 769 Prešov
Zlaté Moravce 43,622 521 Nitra
Zvolen 67,650 759 Banská Bystrica
Žarnovica 27,634 426 Banská Bystrica
Žiar nad Hronom 48,053 518 Banská Bystrica
Žilina 156,361 815 Žilina

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