The village Ďurkov lies in Košice valley - the valley Olšavskej - a distance of 18 km east of Kosice.
District: Košice – surroundings
Population: 1652 inhabitants
Area: 992 ha
The first written mention: in 1323
Mayor: Ondrej Valík
Its landscape and forms an impressive background in Slanské vrchy mountain with its highest peak at an altitude of Bogota 854 m. Southern boundary of the village lies in the lowland stream Olšava, which consists of silt alluvium, close to the meadows and fields. The town is the width of 2 km from the state road Olšava-Ďurkov-Bidovce. From this line rises the slope that rises to the poles Popová Hôrka, Malý lesík and Sárheď making mountainvillage character.
Actions implemented in the field of building performance:
Potential of RES in village Ďurkov
It represents rich energy potential on Earth. There are geothermal energy sources in the southern part of Košice. It represents remarkable capacities, which are the greatest not only in Slovakia but even in Eastern Europe. Region of Košice has because of its natural conditions a significant potential for geothermal energy, which is based on past surveys evalued at 4 153 MWt, which represents 75% of Slovak republic potential. Geothermal waters with temperatures above 100 º C were verified by detailed survey in the southeastern part of the geothermal area of Košice valley, in the area Ďurkov - Svinica. Geothermal energy of this area should be used in central heating system of Košice, as well as for economic and social development of the region.
To evaluate the real possibilities for the efficient usage of heat pumps in the Košice self-governing region is actual to use primarily systems of heat pumps water - water, respectively air - air. Heat pumps which use geothermal water are highly energy efficient and their usage for high heat output for heating residential or industrial buildings may also be economically efficient, but their usage is tied to the location with geothermal water with temperature above 20° C.