15 Interesting Facts About Kosice

Facts About Kosice

Facts About Kosice

  1. In 2013 Košice was the European Capital of Culture, together with Marseille, France.
  2. Košice was founded in 1230.
  3. The first evidence of inhabitance can be traced back to the end of the Paleolithic era.
  4. Košice is the host of the oldest marathon run in Europe, and the second oldest in the world.
  5. Košice lies at an altitude of 206 metres (676 ft) above sea level.
  6. Košice is the largest city in eastern Slovakia. It is situated on the river Hornád at the eastern reaches of the Slovak Ore Mountains.
  7. Košice covers an area of 242.77 square kilometres (93.7 sq mi).
  8. Košice is the second university town in Slovakia, after Bratislava.
  9. Kosice is well known as the first settlement in Europe to be granted its own coat-of-arms.
  10. Kosice International School (KEIS) is the first international primary school in Eastern Slovakia.
  11. The oldest continually operating hotel in Slovakia is in Kosice, with a rich history dating back to 1869.
  12. The estimated Population of Kosice is 239,171.
  13. Košice has the largest pedestrian promenade in Slovakia
  14. Geographic coordinates of Kosice 48°42’50.2″N (48.7139500°) 21°15’29.1″E (21.2580800°).
  15. Košice is the seat of the Košice Region, and since 2002 it is the seat of the autonomous Košice Self-governing Region.
Facts About Kosice
Facts About Kosice