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Prešov Region General Facts

Capital: Prešov

Capital: Prešov

Total area: 8,998 square kilometres (18 percent of the total area of Slovakia)

Population: 790,000 (14.7 percent of the population of Slovakia)

Unemployment rate: 12.86 % at the end of December 2008

Source: Prešov Region, the National Labour, Social Affairs and Family Office

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