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Lunik IX in Kosice, Slovakia

The location where the decrepit highrise building "Hrebenova 34-36" was standing (January 2016). The building was demolished by the city of Kosice in August 2014. The Lunik IX housing estate is home to the largest Roma community in Slovakia. It is located a few kilometers away from the historical city centre, on the outskirts of the eastern Slovakian city of Kosice. Since the beginning of the 1980s a large number of the Roma residents living in the city and in nearby settlements have been moved to Lunik IX. Lunik IX has officially 6542 registered (12/2015) inhabitants, almost all of them are of Roma ethnicity and about 2,563 inhabitants are children and teenagers.

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The location where the decrepit highrise building "Hrebenova 34-36" was standing (January 2016). The building was demolished by the city of Kosice in August 2014. The Lunik IX housing estate is home to the largest Roma community in Slovakia. It is located a few kilometers away from the historical city centre, on the outskirts of the eastern Slovakian city of Kosice. Since the beginning of the 1980s a large number of the Roma residents living in the city and in nearby settlements have been moved to Lunik IX. Lunik IX has officially 6542 registered (12/2015) inhabitants, almost all of them are of Roma ethnicity and about 2,563 inhabitants are children and teenagers.