The historic Tokaj-Hegyalja wine-growing region is located in the northeastern part of Hungary, close to the borders to Slovakia and Ukraine. The area is only 275 square kilometers in size (55 km long and 30 km wide). Today the area under cultivation measures around 6200 hectares. Four percent of the area cover Slovakian territory. Tokaj-Hegyalja became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002, and has the world´s oldest classification of vineyards.