The town of Humenne is located in the north-east part of Eastern Slovakia, in south-west part of the district of Humenne, in the valley of the Laborec river, that flows partially along the State road No. I/74 and railway road No. 191 (Medzilaborce – Humenné – Michalovce – Trebišov – Michaľany), No.193 (Prešov – Strážske – Humenné), No. 196 (Humenné – Stakčín) Zvolen, in the altitude of 157 meters in a geomorphologic unit of upland of Ondava (Ondavská vrchovina), sub province of Outside Easte part of Carpathian Mountains, subpart Humenske podolie, part Sokol.
From a geologic standpoint, these geomorphologic units belong into a flysch
mountain range, built on alternating bases of sandstone and claystone.
Some of the highest peaks are: the mount of Sokol (405 m), Petočová
(378 m) and Barančov (364 m).
Humenne is neighboring with 11 other townships. Their names are Hažín nad
Cirochou, Lackovce, Kochanovce, Udavské, Veľopolie, Brestov, Myslina,
Závadka, Brekov, Jasenov and Ptičie. Overall area of the cadastral area of
Humenne is 2867.4 hectares.
From the standpoint of hydrology, the area belongs to the basin of the Badrog
River. River Laborec flows through the settled area of the town, where safety
barrage was built to protect the area from floods. Water accumulation is
typical, in the period from December to February, with the year’s highest
flowage in the month of March and lowest in the month of September. The average
annual flowage of the Laborec River in Humenne is 10 m3 per second. The
cadastral border runs along with the river Laborec to East, and then it
continues around the stone-pit in Jasenovo and through the north part of Sokol,
continuing through the valley of Ptava creak, braking near the ground elevation
of Humenne in sharp break toward the north. Then it continues over the
Čarnuška habitat, crossing the state road, railway road and confluence of the
rivers Laborec and Circha and runs over the valley of Hubková, when turns to
the west around the ground elevation of Petočová. From the habitat Vyšná
Hubková, it leads near-by the Humensky creek to south, under the Hola hora
mountain it changes its direction sharply to the west and behind the creek
Lieskovec, it takes comparatively fluent south-west direction towards the
Brekvska gate. The whole cadastre is enclosed by a flowline of state road and
near-by river Laborec.
APPEARANCE OF THE NEW SQUARE
After many years of efforts of the
town hall – to build a modern central square that would encompass zones for
free time and social activities – has finally come to a successful end.
Today, the square functions accordingly to its desired purpose.
The central landmark of the town’s walking-zone is a lid-up musical
fountain situated right in the middle of the square. Next to the fountain, there
is a performance stage for public culture events, together with built-in public
North part of the square is remarkable by its night-lid water-covered area
symbolically named the “Stream of time”, where you can see the bust of
Slovakia’s famous politician, diplomat, and astronomer M. R. Štefánik.
The surface of the square is paved with a combination of natural stone and
brick tiles. Along the west part of the square there is a four-meter-wide
walking zone, paved with stone tiles with a drainage system of surface water.
Drainage system also runs along the bicycle path of the east side of the square.
In its level, there is also a built-in night lighting.
Along both sides of the square, there are about twenty fancy exterior pole
lights along with garden lighting imbedded in green yardage together with
hi-power spotlights aimed on the facades of the square’s historical
The authentic high greenery is now complemented by areas of short greenery
with flowers where visitors can rest on one of the fifty-four benches.
The overall image of the square is complemented by small architectural items
like car restraints, waste-baskets, bicycle rails and telephone booths in sets
of 3 on each side of the square.
Contributing to the safety of both – persons and property on the newly
redesigned walking zone, there is an installation of an intelligent camera
The 26th November Street is an up-to-date contribution to already modern look of the square. In the future, more streets that are attached to the square will be redesigned in this same manner.