Veľký Lipník

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Veľký Lipník
Village
Wielki Lipnik w Słowacji. Widok z przełęczy pod Tokarnią.jpg
Veľký Lipník
Country Slovakia
Region Prešov
District Stará Ľubovňa
Elevation 580 m (1,903 ft)
Coordinates 49°22′N 20°31′E / 49.367°N 20.517°E / 49.367; 20.517Coordinates: 49°22′N 20°31′E / 49.367°N 20.517°E / 49.367; 20.517
Area 27.513 km2 (10.62 sq mi)
Population 1,010
Density 37/km2 (96/sq mi)
First mentioned 1338
Location of Veľký Lipník in Slovakia
Location of Veľký Lipník in Slovakia
Location of Veľký Lipník in the Prešov Region
Location of Veľký Lipník in the Prešov Region
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Veľký Lipník (Rusyn: Великый Липник, Ukrainian: Великий Липник, Hungarian: Nagyhársas) 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 1794.

History[edit]

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1338. In the 15th or 16th century Vlachs settled here, who would later become Rusyns.[1] Local Rusyns had prior to World War I many relationships with Lemkos from Ruś Szlachtowska.[1]

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies at an altitude of 580 metres and covers an area of 27.513 km². It has a population of about 1010 people.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Józef Nyka (2010). Pieniny. Przewodnik. Latchorzew. p. 119. ISBN 978-83-60078-09-9. 

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