Medzilaborce District

Medzilaborce District (okres Medzilaborce) is a district in the Prešov Region of northeastern Slovakia. It is the least populated of Slovakia's 79 districts. Until 1918, the district was part of the county of Kingdom of Hungary of Zemplín.

Medzilaborce District
CountrySlovakia
Region (kraj)Prešov Region
Area
  Total427 km2 (165 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)
  Total12,004
  Density28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)

Economy and infrastructure

Mainly glass and machinery industry have the largest tradition in small town Medzilaborce.

From 1970s it had been a branch of Jablonecke sklarne which had employ approximately 600 people in the glass industry. Since 1999 Glass LPS has been a follower of 45 years old tradition in glass industry in Medzilaborce and still manufacture crystal chandeliers, grind crystal trimmings and export them around the world.

It was Transporta, later Vihorlat which had 1200 employees in machinery industry in small town Medzilaborce. Privatization and global financial crises had destroyed the structure of the whole factory. Nowadays companies Kovostroj and Labstroj continue in machinery industry.

Major employers

Municipalities

Source: Lacika, Ján (2005). Slovaquie en bref. Priroda. ISBN 80-07-01377-6.

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