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Pre?ov Region
Pre?ovský Kraj
Flag of Pre?ov Region
Coat of arms of Pre?ov Region
Presov Region
Presov Region
Country Slovakia
 o GovernorMilan Majerský
 o Total8,973.69 km2 (3,464.76 sq mi)
Highest elevation
2,654 m (8,707 ft)
Lowest elevation
105 m (344 ft)
(2017 estimate)
 o Total822,946
 o Density92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
ISO 3166 codeSK-PV

The Pre?ov Region, also Priashiv Region[1] (Slovak: Pre?ovský kraj, pronounced ['prewski: 'kraj] Ukrainian: ?) is one of the eight Slovak administrative regions and consists of 13 districts (okresy) and 666 municipalities, 23 of which have town status. The region was established in 1996 and is the most populous of all the regions in Slovakia.[2] Its administrative center is the city of Pre?ov.


It is located in the north-eastern Slovakia and has an area of 8,975 km2. The region has a predominantly mountainous landscape. The subdivisions of Tatras - High Tatras and Belianske Tatras lie almost entirely in the region and include the highest point of Slovakia - Gerlachovský ?tít (2,654 ASL). Other mountain ranges and highlands in the region are ?ari?ská vrchovina, ?ergov, Ondavská vrchovina, Slanské vrchy, Pieniny, Levo?a Hills, Laborecká vrchovina, Bukovské vrchy, Vihorlat Mountains and Eastern Slovak Lowland. The basins in Pre?ov Region are Podtatranská kotlina, Hornadská kotlina and Ko?ice Basin.

Major rivers in the region include the Poprad in the west, which is the only major Slovak river in the Baltic Sea watershed, a small part of Hornád in the south-west, a small part of Dunajec in the north, the Torysa in the centre and the Ondava and Laborec in the east. As for administrative divisions, the region borders on the Lesser Poland and Subcarpathian voivodeships in Poland in the north, Zakarpattia Oblast of Ukraine in the east, Ko?ice Region in the south, Banská Bystrica Region in the south-west and ?ilina Region in the west.


The population density in the region is 92.13/km2 (238.6/sq mi) (2020-06-30/-07-01),[3] which is below the country's average (110 per km2). The largest towns are Pre?ov, Poprad, Humenné, Bardejov and Snina. According to the 2011 census, there were 814,527 inhabitants in the region, with a majority of Slovaks (90.7%), with minorities of Roma (4.0%), Rusyns (2.7%) and there are small minorities of Ukrainians (<1%) and Czechs (<0.5%).[4]

Population development[5]
Year 1994 1999 2014 2019 2020
Population 763,911 784,451 796,745 807,011 819,977

Data are year-end. The time zone is CET.

Administrative division

The Pre?ov Region consists of 13 districts. There are 666 municipalities, of which 23 are towns, where about half of the region's population live.

See also


  1. ^
    • Magocsi, Paul R. (1999). Of the Making of Nationalities There is No End: Speeches, debates, bibliographic works. East European Monographs. p. 130. ISBN 9780880334389.
    • Horbal, Bogdan; Krafcik, Patricia Ann; Rusinko, Elaine (2006). Carpatho-Rusyns and Their Neighbors: Essays in Honor of Paul Robert Magocsi. Eastern Christian Publications. p. 82. ISBN 9781892278630.
    • Liber, George O. (2016). Total Wars and the Making of Modern Ukraine, 1914-1954. University of Toronto Press. p. 269. ISBN 9781442627086.
  2. ^ "Demografia Pre?ovského samosprávneho kraja - VÚC Pre?ov" (in Slovak). Archived from the original on 2013-09-25. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Statistic of Slovak places by Du?an Krehe? - Export". Retrieved .
  4. ^ "POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS 2001 - Tab. 3a". 2006-11-29. Archived from the original on November 29, 2006. Retrieved .CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ "Statistic of Slovak places by Du?an Krehe? - Export". Retrieved .

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