Stráňany

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Stráňany
Village
Straniany GC1.jpg
Country Slovakia
Region Prešov
District Stará Ľubovňa
Elevation 650 m (2,133 ft)
Coordinates 49°22′N 20°32′E / 49.367°N 20.533°E / 49.367; 20.533Coordinates: 49°22′N 20°32′E / 49.367°N 20.533°E / 49.367; 20.533
Area 11.607 km2 (4.48 sq mi)
Population 194
Density 17 / km2 (44 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1343
Location of Stráňany in Slovakia
Location of Stráňany in Slovakia
Location of Stráňany in the Prešov Region
Location of Stráňany in the Prešov Region
Wikimedia Commons: Category:Stráňany

Stráňany (previously until 1948 Folvark, Hungarian: Nagymajor, Polish: Folwark, Rusyn: Страняны) is a village and municipality in Stará Ľubovňa District in the Prešov Region of northern Slovakia. The village is traditionally inhabited by Rusyns, as one of their westernmost settlements. There is Greek Catholic church built in 1857.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1343. Initially it was a hamlet of Veľký Lipník with a folvark (hence the name prior to 1948). Around 1567 Vlachs settled here, who would later become Rusyns.[1]

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 650 metres and covers an area of 11.607 km². It has a population of about 194 people.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Józef Nyka (2010). Pieniny. Przewodnik. Latchorzew. p. 60. ISBN 978-83-60078-09-9. 

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