A church in Lipany
|Elevation||389 m (1,276 ft)|
|Area||12.648 km2 (4.883 sq mi)|
|Density||508/km2 (1,316/sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||082 71|
|Wikimedia Commons: Lipany|
The first written mention about Lipany comes from 1312. It gained town privileges in the 16th century.
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). The 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.
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. The religious make-up was 89.61% Roman Catholics, 5.99% Greek Catholics, 2.38% people with no religious affiliation and 0.31% Lutherans.
Twin towns — sister cities
Lipany is twinned with:
- Piwniczna-Zdrój, Poland
- Muszyna, Poland
- Strzyżów, Poland
- Gmina Fajsławice, Poland
- Jasło, Poland
- Khust, Ukraine
- Adam Zreľák, a football player, born here
- Milan Gaľa, mayor of this town
- Heinrich Neumann von Héthárs, born here
- Pavol Šuhaj, a football player, born here
- Stanislav Varga, a football player, born here
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