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In the Hornane River valley at the foot of the mountain range of the Góra Mountains lies Kocszyce. It is located on the east side of Slovakia. The modern city is home to the countrys main steel industry. As one of the industrial centers of Slovakia, Koscielny has a pleasant climate, natural landscapes and monuments of ancient archaeology.

In ancient documents dating back to 1230 by the year 1230, the city was listed as Villa Cassa. At one time it was called Kassa. In the late spring of 1369, Kossovsky was the first of all European cities to acquire the right to its coat of arms. Until now, it has remained a tradition to celebrate May 7 as City Day, with many celebrities from all over Europe coming to celebrate it. The citys ancient monument, made of bronze, adorns the main street of Koscielny.

After the end of World War II and the liberation of the city from the Nazis, the city began to grow rapidly. ×The number of inhabitants increased sharply, helped by immigrants from other places as well. New houses, industrial enterprises, and governmental institutions were built in the citys streets.

In 1945, the city became part of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic. During the period of construction of communism, Koshice became the industrial center of the country. Here there were manufactures of machinery, food, metal and wood processing industries. At the same time, the historic part of the city was being reconstructed.

In modern Koshavlivka, the ancient cityscape is set behind strong, solid walls. The largest cathedral in the country is the Church of St. Elizabeth. In the inner rooms is the sacristy of the Prince of Jacob, who liberated the people of Slovakia from the rule of the Goths. The most architecturally significant aspect of the cathedral is its hierarchically shaped staircase.

On the main street is the city theater, which was built in the 19th century. Nearby is the Cathedral of the Jesuits, with a 14-meter high tower above it. The structure was erected in honor of Saint Mary as a tribute to the plague that killed her.

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  • Air quality: 51 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 240,000 people
  • GDP: $16,489 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 29 Mbps
  • Best wireless: O2
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: There is no strict rule about tipping in Slovakia. Ten percent of the total is enough; 20 percent is too much. When handing your waiter the money, tell him how much you’d like to pay, not how much you’d like to receive back in change. Do the same if paying by credit card, or just leave the tip in cash.
  • Apartment listings: Real Estate
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coffee 24/7: Piano Cafe Kosice
  • Best taxi: Taxify
  • Best coworking space: SALIA
  • Online electronics shop: Alza
  • Best hospital: Kosice-Saca Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: RyanAir
  • Best intl air carrier: Air France
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1200
  • Monthly costs for family: $2000
  • Monthly costs for local: $600
  • Meal: $3.5
  • Small Cola: $0.6
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.8
  • Coffee: $1.2

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