Kavečany

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Kavečany
Borough
General view of houses in Kavečany (July 2007)
General view of houses in Kavečany (July 2007)
Coat of arms of Kavečany
Coat of arms
Location within Košice
Location within Košice
CountrySlovakia
RegionKošice
DistrictKošice I
Village1347 (first known record)
Borough1976
Area
 • Total10.05 km2 (3.88 sq mi)
Elevation
453 m (1,486 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2017)
 • Total1,310
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Postal code
040 01
Area code(s)+421-55
Car plateKE
Websitewww.kosicekavecany.sk
Source [1]

Kavečany (Hungarian: Kavocsán) is a borough (city ward) of Košice, Slovakia. The borough is situated 6 km northwest of Košice, at an altitude of roughly 453 metres (1,486 ft) above sea level, in the Košice I district. Kavečany retains a rural character, with a population of more than 1150 inhabitants. It's known mostly as a place for recreation and relaxation. Kavečany is famous for its ski center, summer toboggan track, and the Košice Zoo.

History[edit]

Until 1976, Kavečany was a separate municipality, classified as a village. In 1976, it was merged with the city of Košice and became one of its outer boroughs, as part of the urban Košice I district.

The village of Kavečany first appeared in written records in 1347.

Tourism[edit]

Kavečany is a popular place mostly for recreational activities; the ski resort offers a variety of services including snowmaking. There are excellent conditions for both cross-country and downhill skiing here. Other local attractions include the summer toboggan track and the third-largest zoological garden in Europe; the surrounding countryside offers lots of hiking and biking trails which extend to the great and attractive area of Čierna Hora.

Cultural festivals[edit]

The most interesting cultural and social events during the year are associated with the local folklore ensemble "Kavečianka", who preserves the traditions of their ancestors through songs and dance routines.

Sports events[edit]

The annual half marathon run and the new motocross race are the most significant sports events in the village.

Basic data[edit]

  • Latitude: 48.7833, Longitude: 21.2167
  • Latitude (DMS): 48° 46' 60N, Longitude (DMS): 21° 13' 0E
  • Altitude: 1,217 feet (350 m)

Statistics[edit]

  • Area: 10.05 square kilometres (3.88 sq mi)
  • Population: 1,310 (December 2017)
  • Density of population: 130/km2 (December 2017)
  • District: Košice I
  • Mayor: JUDr. Martin Balčík (as of 2018 elections)

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mestská a obecná štatistika SR (urgently needs an updated statistics link for 2018) Archived 2007-04-27 at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°47′N 21°13′E / 48.783°N 21.217°E / 48.783; 21.217