Veľký Šariš

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Veľký Šariš
Slovakia Velky Saris 15.JPG
View from Veľký Šariš
Coat of arms
Country Slovakia
Region Prešov
District Prešov
Historical region Šariš
River Torysa
Elevation 269 m (883 ft)
Coordinates 49°02′18″N 21°11′30″E / 49.03833°N 21.19167°E / 49.03833; 21.19167Coordinates: 49°02′18″N 21°11′30″E / 49.03833°N 21.19167°E / 49.03833; 21.19167
Highest point
 - location Šariš castle
 - elevation 570.1 m (1,870 ft)
 - coordinates 49°03′24″N 21°10′43″E / 49.05667°N 21.17861°E / 49.05667; 21.17861
Lowest point
 - elevation 255 m (837 ft)
Area 33.34 km2 (13 sq mi)
Population 5,292 (2011)
Density 159 / km2 (412 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1217
Mayor Mikuláš Drab
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 082 21
Phone prefix 421-51
Car plate PO
Location of Veľký Šariš in Slovakia
Location of Veľký Šariš in Slovakia
Location of Veľký Šariš in the Prešov Region
Location of Veľký Šariš in the Prešov Region
Wikimedia Commons: Veľký Šariš
Statistics: Basic info

Veľký Šariš (German: Groß-Scharosch; Hungarian: Nagysáros) is a small town near Prešov in eastern Slovakia. The town is known as the site of the largest brewery in Slovakia - Šariš Brewery.

The first written mention of Veľký Šariš dates back to 1217.[citation needed]

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).[1] 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.[1] The religious makeup was 84.59% Roman Catholics, 4.55% people with no religious affiliation, 4.31% Greek Catholics and 2.56% Lutherans.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 

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