View from Veľký Šariš
|Elevation||269 m (883 ft)|
|- location||Šariš castle|
|- elevation||570.1 m (1,870 ft)|
|- elevation||255 m (837 ft)|
|Area||33.34 km2 (13 sq mi)|
|Density||159 / km2 (412 / sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||082 21|
|Wikimedia Commons: Veľký Šariš|
|Statistics: Basic info|
The first written mention of Veľký Šariš dates back to 1217.
Veľký Šariš lies at an altitude of 269 metres (883 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 25.73 square kilometres (9.9 sq mi). It is located on the Torysa river, 6 kilometres (4 mi) north-north-west from Prešov. There is also ruins of a big castle here.
According to the 2001 census, the town had 4,018 inhabitants. 91.69% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 6.07% Roma, 0.60% Ukrainians and 0.55% Czechs. The religious makeup was 84.59% Roman Catholics, 4.55% people with no religious affiliation, 4.31% Greek Catholics and 2.56% Lutherans.
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