Lipany

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Coordinates: 49°09′10″N 20°57′43″E / 49.15278°N 20.96194°E / 49.15278; 20.96194
Lipany
Town
Kostol-Lipany.jpg
A church in Lipany
Country Slovakia
Region Prešov
District Sabinov
Tourism region Šariš
River Torysa
Elevation 389 m (1,276 ft)
Coordinates 49°09′10″N 20°57′43″E / 49.15278°N 20.96194°E / 49.15278; 20.96194
Area 12.648 km2 (4.883 sq mi)
Population 6,423 (2007-12-31)
Density 508 / km2 (1,316 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1312
Mayor Eduard Vokál
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 082 71
Area code +421-51
Car plate SB
Location in Slovakia
Location in Slovakia
Location in the Prešov Region
Location in the Prešov Region
Wikimedia Commons: Lipany
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: http://www.lipany.sk

Lipany (Hungarian: Héthárs, German: Siebenlinden, Latin: Septemtiliae) is a town in the Sabinov District, Prešov Region in northeastern Slovakia.

History[edit]

The first written mention about Lipany comes from 1312. It gained town privileges in the 16th century.

Geography[edit]

Lipany lies at an altitude of 389 metres (1,276 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 12.648 square kilometres (4.9 sq mi).[1] Torysa river flows through the town. It is 12 km (7.46 mi) away from Sabinov, 29 km (18.02 mi) from Prešov and 35 km (21.75 mi) from Stará Ľubovňa.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 census, the town had 6,130 inhabitants. 91.17% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 7.37% Roma, 0.33% Czechs, 0.31% Ukrainians and 0.28% Rusyns.[1] The religious make-up was 89.61% Roman Catholics, 5.99% Greek Catholics, 2.38% people with no religious affiliation and 0.31% Lutherans.[1]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Lipany is twinned with:

People[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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