Ražňany

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Location of Sabinov District in the Prešov Region.

Ražňany is a village and municipality in Sabinov District in the Prešov Region of north-eastern Slovakia.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1248. Was created by combining villages Nyar and Ardo. Present name Ražňany was established in 1948. The oldest building is st. Demeter churche from 1510.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 360 metres and covers an area of 11.369 km². It has a population of about 1445 people.

Attractions[edit]

Village is known in neighbourhood for growing cherries and that's the reason why are village people called “hoľangare“. In communal park occurs several hundred - year trees . Also flying field fall under village cadaster which is nowadays operated by Aeroclub Sabinov. In summer season Aeroclub Sabinov is regularly organizating aerial day. Public are being informed about fly – by and emergency technik which are also temptations like exhibition of air acrobations and jump off of parachutists.

People of consequence[edit]

Štefan Onderčo (19.8.1884 - 31.3.1937)

- rector, canoeist and politician

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Coordinates: 49°05′N 21°05′E / 49.083°N 21.083°E / 49.083; 21.083