Area: 242.768 km2 (93.733 sq mi)
City population 425,459 (2007) people
Density 991 / km2 (2,567 / sq mi)
Metro population 555,800 people
Country: Slovakia (+421) - Telecom Zone: Europe (+3 or +4)
Elevation: 206 m (676 ft)
Postal Codes: 040 00
Area Code +421 55
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Latitude: 48° 43' 0" N
Longitude: 21° 15' 0" E
Kosice also known by other alternative names) is the biggest city in eastern Slovakia
The first written mention of the city was in 1230 as "villa cassa".
The first evidence of inhabitance can be traced back to the end of the Paleolithic era.
The first written reference to the Hungarian town of Kosice (as the royal village - Villa Cassa) comes from 1230.
Kosice is situated on the Hornad River in the Kosice Basin, at the easternmost reaches of the Slovak Ore Mountains.
More precisely it is a subdivision of the Cierna hora mountains in the northwest and Volovske vrchy mountains in the southwest.