Trenčín Region

The Trenčín Region (Slovak: Trenčiansky kraj, pronounced [ˈtrentʂɪɐnski ˈkraj]; Czech: Trenčínský kraj; Hungarian: Trencséni kerület) 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 (Západoslovenský kraj) and partly central Slovak region (Stredoslovenský kraj). Industry is a main branch of region economy.

Trenčín Region
Trenčiansky kraj
Flag of Trenčín Region
Coat of arms of Trenčín Region
Trenciansky kraj in Slovakia.svg
CountrySlovakia
CapitalTrenčín
Government
 • BodyCounty Council of Trenčín region
 • GovernorJaroslav Baška (Smer-SD)
Area
 • Total4,502.08 km2 (1,738.26 sq mi)
Highest elevation
1,346 m (4,416 ft)
Lowest elevation
195 m (640 ft)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total594,328
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSK-TC
Websitewww.tsk.sk

GeographyEdit

It is located in the north-western Slovakia, has an area of 4,502 km² and a population of 600,386 (2005). The Danubian Lowland reaches the region to Nové Mesto nad Váhom and Partizánske areas. There are several mountain ranges in the region: a small part of the Little Carpathians in the south-west, White Carpathians in the north-west, Maple Mountains in the north, Strážov Mountains in the centre, Považský Inovec in the south, Vtáčnik in the south-east and Žiar in the east. Small parts of Lesser Fatra and of the Kremnica Mountains also stretch to the region. Major rivers are the Váh in the western part of the region, creating so-called Váh Basin and Nitra in the south-east and east, creating the Upper Nitra Basin. The Myjava River springs in the west, but flows into the Trnava Region. The region borders Žilina Region in the north-east and east, Banská Bystrica Region in the south-east, Nitra Region in the south, Trnava Region in the south and south-west, Czech South Moravian Region in the west and the Zlín Region in the north-west and north.

DemographicsEdit

The population density is 129/km2 (330/sq mi) (2020-06-30/-07-01),[1] which is more than Slovak average (110 per km²), and the second highest after the Bratislava Region. The largest towns are Trenčín, Prievidza, Považská Bystrica, Dubnica nad Váhom and Partizánske. According to the 2001 census, the region had 605,583 inhabitants, with Slovaks forming a relatively homogeneous majority (97.3%), with a small minority of Czechs (1%) and others.[2]

Population development[3]
Year 1994 1999 2014 2019 2020
Pop.608,990609,288601,392599,214591,233
±%—    +0.0%−1.3%−0.4%−1.3%
Data are year-end. The time zone is CET.

PoliticsEdit

Current governor of Trenčín region is Jaroslav Baška (Smer-SD). He won with 50.0%. In election 2017 was elected also regional parliament :

County Council of Trenčín region
 
Type
Type
HousesCounty Council
Leadership
Governor
Vice governors
Jozef Trstenský, Smer-SD
Eleonóra Porubcová, KDH
Structure
Seats47 councilors
 
Political groups
Administration (42)
  •   Independets (20)
  •   Smer-SD, SNS, SZ (13)
  •   Centre-right coalition[4] (9)

Other parties (5)

Elections
Last election
4 November 2017
Meeting place
Governor's office, Trenčín
Website
Council of Trenčín region

2017 electionsEdit

Political party Seats won Percentage
Independents
22 / 47
46.8 %
Coalition led by Smer-SD
16 / 47
34.0 %
Centre-right coalition
9 / 47
19.2 %

Administrative divisionEdit

The Trenčín Region consists of 9 districts: Bánovce nad Bebravou, Ilava, Myjava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Partizánske, Považská Bystrica, Prievidza, Púchov, and Trenčín.

There are 274 municipalities (obce), including 18 towns, where about 58% of the region's population live.

SportEdit

Slovak bandy has its base in the region. Trenčianske Teplice is the seat of Slovak Bandy Association[5] and rink bandy sessions have been organised in for example Púchov[6] and Nové Mesto nad Váhom.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistic of Slovak places by Dušan Kreheľ – Export". Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  2. ^ POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS 2001 - Tab. 3a
  3. ^ "Statistic of Slovak places by Dušan Kreheľ – Export". Retrieved 2021-06-27.
  4. ^ SaS, OĽaNO, NOVA, KDH, OKS, ZZ
  5. ^ "Google Translate".
  6. ^ Poster for a rink bandy session in Púchov
  7. ^ Poster for a rink bandy session in Nové Mesto nad Váhom[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit