Sídlisko Ťahanovce is a borough of Košice, Slovakia. Construction of the microdistrict began in May 1985. Today there are more than 22,000 people living in Sídlisko Ťahanovce, it is the youngest suburb of Košice, assigned for young families. Sídlisko Ťahanovce is connected with the neighbouring older borough of Ťahanovce, an independent village until 1969; the first written record about Ťahanovce dates back to 1263. Today it is home to 2,000 people, while the Sídlisko Ťahanovce borough has ten times the population thanks to its large housing estate. Area: 8.26 square kilometres Population: 22,640 Population density: 2,700/km² District: Košice I Mayor: Mgr. Ing. Miloš Ihnát Official website of the Sídlisko Ťahanovce borough - Current website. Official website of the Sídlisko Ťahanovce borough - Former website. Article on the Sídlisko Ťahanovce borough at Cassovia.sk Official website of Košice
The Slanské Hills is a range of mountains in eastern Slovakia, one segment of the Mátra-Slanec Area of the Inner Western Carpathians. The area is named after the nearest town in Slanec; the range is 50 km long, 16 km side, extends southeast of the city of Prešov, between the Košice Basin and the Eastern Slovak Lowland. The mountains average 800 to 1,000 m high, with the highest elevation at Simonka, 1,092 m; the mountains are forested, with several mineral springs, resources such as gold and antimony. Passes through the mountains include the Herľany Pass and Dargov Pass, site of a significant World War II battle
Džungľa is a borough of Košice, Slovakia. The borough is situated in the Košice I district and lies to the northeast of the neighbouring borough of Košice Old Town, at an altitude of 209 metres above sea level. Džungľa gained its distinctive name in the interwar period and was made an official borough in the early 1990s, it is the smallest of all 22 of Košice's boroughs, is one of the least populous overall. The borough is largelly focused on industrial areas and shopping centres. Today's borough of Džungľa developed during the interwar period, its nickname first appeared in the late 1920s. Džungľa became a separate borough of Košice, as part of the Košice I district, in 1990. Area: 0.47 square kilometres Population: 697 Density of population: 1500/km2 District: Košice I Mayor: Adriana Šebeščáková Balogová Photos Maps of the area Article on the Džungľa borough at Cassovia.sk Official website of Košice
Luník IX is a borough in the city of Košice, Slovakia, in the Košice II district. It is located in the western-central part of the city, surrounded by the boroughs of Pereš, Barca, Juh and Západ. Lunik IX houses the largest community of Romani people in Slovakia. Although built for 2,500 inhabitants, it is estimated that the population is now three times larger. Living standards are low, with services such as gas and electricity cut off, as the majority of inhabitants are not paying rent or utilities fees. Health standards are low and diseases such as hepatitis, head lice, diarrhea and meningitis are common. Unemployment in the borough reaches 100 percent; the borough has a kindergarten. Luník IX is serviced by a bus line. Boarding the bus is only allowed through the front door. Due to frequent attacks of aggressive residents, bus drivers deployed on the line receive a hazard pay; the Romani village close to the borough was demolished in 1979 and the Romani people were moved into Luník IX. As early as in the 1980s the Romani comprised half of the population, around 2,000.
Over time, the non-Romani population moved away, with the Romani taking flats after their departure, the borough turned into a Romani ghetto. In 1995, the city council of Košice created a plan for the living conditions of dodgers, the maladjusted, people from illegally occupied flats around Košice, they were to be moved into Luník IX, with "non-problematic" families being moved out if they requested it. The realization of this plan is on-going. Area: 1.07 square kilometres Population: 6,411 Density of population: 6,000/km² District: Košice II Mayor: Marcel Šaňa Official website of the Luník IX borough Article on the Luník IX borough at Cassovia.sk Official website of Košice
Vehicle registration plates of Slovakia
Vehicles registered in Slovakia are assigned to one of the districts and since 1997, the licence plate coding consists of seven characters and takes the form XX-NNNLL, where XX is a two letter code corresponding to the district, NNN is three digit number and LL are two letters. There are three design varieties. Between 1 April 1997 and 30 April 2004, the plates contained the Coat of Arms of Slovakia in the top left corner and the country code SK in the bottom left; the two district identifiers were separated from the serials by a dash. On 1 May 2004, Slovakia joined the European Union. In order to harmonise the visual look of the plates with the rest of the EU, the Slovak Coat of Arms was replaced by the so-called euroband, a vertical blue bar with representing the Flag of the EU; the country code SK was inserted into the euroband. The number 0 and letter O have been differentiated as well, the number has a stroke through it The latest type has been used since 1 June 2006; the Slovak Coat of Arms has returned to the plates replacing the dash while keeping the EU part intact.
Regular plates are the most used of all the types. They contain seven characters starting with the district code followed by a series of 3 numbers and 2 letters; the number series used are between 001 and 999. The letter series are between AA-XZ and ZA-ZZ. 24 letters are used. Progression: 001AA-002AA...999AA 001AB-999AB. 999AZ is followed by 001BA through 999BB etc. Only Bratislava has reached 999ZZ as of February 2011. Where limited space warrants it, two-line plates can be used on a vehicle. A block of combinations is set aside from the regular plate range as required. Trailer plates follow the format of the regular plates XX-NNNLL except in this case the first serial letter is always Y; the registrations would thus start 001YA, continuing through 999YA and 001YB to 999YZ. Any build of trailer whether a mobile cargo trailer can use these plates; as of February 2011, Bratislava is nearing the end of its YZ series. Two-line plates exist with a block of combinations set aside for them in each district.
Motorcycle plates use the same series as the regular plates. For example, DS-125AC can be both a motorcycle plate; the only difference is their size. Motorcycles use two different sizes. Personalized plates are optional in Slovakia for an extra fee; the format must include the two letter district code and 5 other characters in either XX-LLLLL, XX-LLLLN or LLLNN format. Unlike in any other type of plates, the use of Q and W is possible. Plates are not allowed to display any religious or offensive message. Smaller plates are available for motorcycles. Dealer plates follow the format XX-LLNNN or XX-L NNN and the first letter of the serial are always "M". So the registrations would start with M 001 and ends M 999. Two letters will be issued, starting from MA001 continuing through MA999 MB001 and so on until MZ999. Letters and numbers on this plate will be colored red. Temporary plates follow the same format as mentioned above but the first serial letter will be "V". So registrations start with V 001 and ends with V 999.
Two letters will be issued, starts from VA001 and ends with VZ999, continuing it with VB and so on until VZ999. These plates had yellow background; these plates had red stripe indicating expiration of these plates. Diplomatic plates had the format EE-NNNNN; these plates had yellow fonts. Official plates had the format XX-L NNN or XX-NNN L, the serial letters will be always "X". Military plates had the format NN-NNNNN. Import plates. In 69 cases, the district is named after and the code derived from its principal city, included in the district. Two cities, Bratislava and Košice, consist of 4 districts respectively; this fact is not reflected on the plates, only one code is used. Additionally, Košice-okolie comprises an area around Košice while having its seat in the city proper; each district is assigned at least one code. Eight cities that are seats of the region are assigned more. Since 18 August 2010, Bratislava has been registering plates with its second code, BL. Bratislava is the only okres to do so and will remain in this position for years as Košice, the runner-up, has only reached the LU series as of August 2018.
The older system XX NN-NN or XXY NN-NN - was issued until 30 March 1997. All such registrations expired on 1 January 2005, vehicles that had not registered under the new system are not allowed on public roads. Media related to License plates of Slovakia at Wikimedia Commons
Vyšné Opátske is a borough of Košice, Slovakia. Located in the Košice IV district, it lies at an altitude of 210 metres above sea level, borders the boroughs of Old Town, Dargovských hrdinov, Košická Nová Ves, Krásna, Nad jazerom and Košice-Juh. Vyšné Opátske has a rural character, with a population of nearly 2,500 inhabitants; the village of Vyšné Opátske first appeared in written records in 1344. In the 20th century, Vyšné Opátske lost village municipality status and was annexed to Košice as one of its boroughs. Area: 4.19 square kilometres Population: 2,480 Density of population: 590/km2 District: Košice IV Mayor: Viktor Mikluš Official website of the Vyšné Opátske borough Article on the Vyšné Opátske borough at Cassovia.sk Official website of Košice
Sídlisko KVP is a borough in the city of Košice, Slovakia, in the Košice II district. The borough is located in the Košice II district, at an altitude of 309 metres above sea level, is synonymous with the Sídlisko KVP that covers most of its territory; the borough was founded in 1980, along with the new housing estates being built here at the time. Area: 1.78 square kilometres Population: 23,864 Population density: 13,000/km² District: Košice II Mayor: Ladislav Lörinc Official website of the Sídlisko KVP borough Article on the Sídlisko KVP borough at Cassovia.sk Official website of Košice