Eastern Slovak Lowland

48.522Koordinaten: 48 ° 30 '0 "N, 22 ° 0' 0" E

  • East Slovak level
  • East Slovak hills

The East Slovak Lowland ( Východoslovenská nížina ) is the name of part of the Great Hungarian Plain, which is located on the territory of Slovakia. It is part of the Eurasian steppe belt of a large vegetation zone.

It is located in the southeast of the country and largely corresponds to the traditional region of " sub - Semplin ". His lowest points have heights of 90 to 100 meters above the sea.

To demarcate the lowlands

The plane - which is mentioned in the Hungarian Great Plain, and is mainly drained by tributaries of the Tisza and the Bodrog - extends from the Slanské Hills to the east ( Trebišov, Michalovce ).

Geomorphological and on the satellite image, the East Slovak Lowland appears as a north-eastern foothills of the Great Plain, the parallel valleys of the three-country corner ( Medzibodrožie, Bodrogköz ) are in the area north concentrated side.

Administratively belongs mainly to the Slovak part of the Plain and the Regional Association of Košice kraj ( around Košice ), and only small parts of the north subsequent Prešov Region (South-eastern outskirts of the city Vranov nad Topľou ).

Apart from the catchment area of the river Poprad, almost the entire eastern Slovakia is drained by the Great Plain to the south Tisza and Danube. See also: List of rivers in Slovakia

The main rivers of the East Slovak Lowland are the Ondava and Latorica. The southward flowing Latorica and Ondava unite to Bodrog that flows about 40 km beyond the Hungarian border in Tokaj at the Tisza.

The climate and the two large lakes

Climate of the continental character prevails: hot, dry summers and wet - cold winters. While at the kügeligen edges of lowland situated about 100 days a year snow, but the January monthly mean air temperatures at lower altitudes just below zero. In July and August average speeds can exceed 30 ° C. From Košice towards the Ukraine, the sun shines for an unusually long time 2000-2300 hours per year, which will also benefit the tourism on the big lake Zemplínska šírava.