Košice is, with population of about 240 000 (urban area 355 000), the second biggest Slovak city. It's situated in the east of the country, on the river Hornád at the eastern reaches of the Slovak Ore Mountains (Slovenské rudohorie).
The first written mention of the city was in 1230 as "Villa Cassa". Historically, the city has been known as Kaschau in German, Kassa in Hungarian or Cassovia in Latin.
Košice by dudexino, on Flickr
Dom-Sv-Alzbety-x16-Panoramio by Daniel Sedlak, on Flickr
Košice by toxic_miss, on Flickr
Košice by Lukas Roman, on Flickr
Zvonárska street in Old Town, Košice by Tomáš Píšek, on Flickr
28833-апр 28 by Pavel Sankevich, on Flickr
Košice - panoráma v noci by Rastislav Kmec, on Flickr