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January 27th, 2005, 01:18 PM
Kosice in eastern Slovakia is a city of cca. 240.000 inhabittants. It is the centre of the eastern Slovakia (východné Slovensko) region. It has the strong relations, but often a competitive ones, with a neighbouring Presov (cca. 90.000 inhabittants). The citizens of the both cities call themselves "Vraňare" /crowers/ and "Koňare" /horsers/. Every year in Kosice is a contest Kosice Baloon Cup. Here are some photos, describing the panorama of eastern Slovakia metropolis.
Hotels Slovan (the high building) and Gloria (the cornered building)
Jacob´s palace in the centre and the City park on the right
Old city centre view, including important sightseeings: St. Elisabeth´s dome, Urban tower (named from the first name Urban), and Main theatre
Former palace, today the seat of health insurance company
View on the swimming pool
And old city centre with a broader perspective
View on Regional government office, East Slovakian museum, Tax authority building
Offices, Commieblocks and family houses
Entertainment centre "Jumbo"
Central railway station and a part of the city park
Kosice sever - the northern district
Towerblocks-commieblocks district Furča
One of university complexes
Highway junction to Presov, on the right commies Tahanovce
Areal of one of the basic schools
Good view on the commiedistrict Tahanovce (but built in the beginning of 90ies, it is not that bad, as some 60ies and 70ies)
Another suburb of Kosice - this time the satelite villages
And final shots for 2004 Baloon Cup :)
January 27th, 2005, 02:45 PM
Nice panoramic pics, Wicky ! It seems Košice has good street infrastructure! I just love junctions like this one:
Is Košice 2nd biggest city in Slovakia? Do you have highway between Bratislava and Košice?
But some Slovakian girls told me last year that Banska Bystrica is actualy most beautiful city in Slovakia ;)
January 27th, 2005, 02:47 PM
Looks nice. Is there still a Hungarian community there?
January 27th, 2005, 04:21 PM
@Kubster: Kosice main minorities are Czechs (cca. 3 % of total population), Hungarians (2,5 %), then Germans and Ukrainians, but also Gypsies (2,5 % - district Lunik IX).
@long foot: Yes, Kosice is the second largest city in Slovakia. Despite IMO good developed highway and expressway system in the city we don´t have the full highway connection between Bratislava and Kosice yet (cca. half of the full route is in operation in several Slovak regions), but till 2010, according to our Ministry of transport sayings the complete highway conection should be established. This year should be in construction cca. 90-100 km of highways.
And yes, I agree, that Banska Bystrica is special. It is also one of my big favourites between the Slovak cities.
Let me also post more pictures from the 2002 and 2003 Ballon cups (races in baloons above Kosice):
Yellow building is the old shopping centre "Dargov" from the 80ies
Panorama of west Kosice I
Panorama of west Kosice II
view on the street near the centre
Ice hockey stadium and Kid´s hospital building
View to the south
Building of Priemyselna banka (Industrial bank, blue one), junction between old and modern part of the city
And a view of commieblocks district, but including a shopping centre
Several more pictures:
January 28th, 2005, 10:41 AM
And the last aerial photos of Kosice:
Buidlings of research institute (left top) and example of new church
Typical Kosice commieblock
Bank building (Czechoslovak trade bank)
And again, various shots
Last, the look at the centre:
Well, that´s it. :)
January 28th, 2005, 11:05 AM
Wicky, do you have some map of highway network in Slovakia?
January 28th, 2005, 03:41 PM
Long foot, current map of highways and expressways is here (http://www.telecom.gov.sk/top/edn2004.pdf) . The finished and construction sections are here (http://www.highways.sk/highways/img/highways_map.gif). The Tatra highway section to Poprad should start in March - a week ago consortium of Doprastav-Strabag won the tender. And, fresh news from yesterday, the most troubled section in the north - including several tunnels from 0,3 up to 7,5 km lenghts (some tunnels already have exploration tubes), cca. 80 km route Zilina-Ruzomberok will cost about 1,9 mld. Euro. Financed combined from state and private investments, this section should be started in 2006. Also some current information on www.highways.sk.
January 28th, 2005, 04:33 PM
Kosice is my favourite city in Slovakia. I was there twice: first in late 90's and second in summer 2004. The Old City is beautiful, with this long main road with water canal inside. I'm a little bit confused that there is only 2,5% of Gypsies in the city. I noticed that in east Slovakia there is huge number of Gypsies, I would say about 20-30% or even more.
January 28th, 2005, 09:56 PM
I have a strange feeling from your post. It is not just standard to begin the post with a turkish, arab, gypsy, or other nationalities in the city. However, I think you are a girl, so I really don´t want to be rude to you.
I am also sorry, that this thread turned about the national minorities. I am sure, that even in Ruda Slaska. your hometown, you have some kind of proportion of foreign, or other elements. But yes, in some areas of eástern and southern Slovakia they represent about 20 % of population. However, in Kosice they are in the district Lunik IX, as specified above and their proportion is about 2,5 % of city population.
And Kosice is really nice, former Slovak president Rudolf Schuster was almost 10 years the mayor of Kosice before he went for president candidacy. In the centre there are also the traces of his work.
The city itself has IMO quite compact old centre, where still you feel a much place to walk, chat, or just sit in a bar. Other parts are not so densed as well, the city stretches itself for a quite larger area, which makes it one of lower densities in Slovakia. Also the walks on the surrounding hills makes the city view worth.
Make your website functioning - this is personal, sorry. :bash:
January 29th, 2005, 06:52 PM
cool pics Wicky!
I enjoy the aerials showing the unique St. Elisabeth's cathedral.
February 17th, 2005, 03:56 PM
Technical informations about new terminal:
Position and location northern direction,among old passenger terminal and police station.
Build area 3530 m2
Utility area 4569m2
Capacity of terminal max.700 000 passenger per year
Total parking places 210 parking places
Parking area 79 parking places
Height of building max 39m
February 17th, 2005, 05:50 PM
Peter, I think the capacity of the old terminal was about 300.th. passangers/year, so this can be a good contribution to the city development as well as the development of the whole region of eastern Slovakia.