Košice region

The Košice region is situated in the Southeastern part of Slovakia. In terms of population, it is Slovakia's second largest region. Geographically it is located in the East Slovakia lowlands and is bordered by Spišsko-Gemersky Karst Mountains. The city of Košice is the regional capital.

It is the administrative, industrial, commercial, economic and cultural center of Eastern Slovakia. The region borders the Prešov and Banská Bystrica regions to the north and west, respectively, and shares a common border with both Hungary and Ukraine as well. The region is divided into 11 districts.

Major strengths of the region are the following: the industrial character of the region including all sectors; utilization of natural resources (talc, magnesite, limestone, white salt); sufficiency of building capacities for industrial buildings, housing construction and infrastructure; abundance of the qualified workforce with university education; big natural complexes together with cultural heritage represent potential for tourism; high land and climatic potential together with technical means for agriculture in Východoslovenská nížina; the international airport Košice; terminals of combined transport and wide gauge track provide non- transshipment transport to Eastern Europe and the second-largest city in Slovakia, Košice, a center of education, science and culture. The IT sector is strongly represented by well-known IT companies and it is a hub for IT research  e.g. T-Systems, AT&T, Visma, Fpt and GlobalLogic. Some main foreign investors in the region are US Steel, BSH Drives and Pumps, Magneti Marelli, Magna PT, Unomedical and Minebea.

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