Lipany ('lindens;' Hungarian: Héthárs, German: Siebenlinden, Latin: Septemtiliae all lit. 'seven lindens') is a town in the Sabinov District, Prešov Region in northeastern Slovakia.

Lipany
Town
A church in Lipany
A church in Lipany
Coat of arms of Lipany
Lipany is located in Slovakia
Lipany
Lipany
Location in Slovakia
Coordinates: 49°09′10″N 20°57′43″E / 49.15278°N 20.96194°E / 49.15278; 20.96194
CountrySlovakia
RegionPrešov
DistrictSabinov
First mentioned1312
Government
 • MayorVladimír Jánošík
Area
 • Total12.66[2] km2 (4.89[2] sq mi)
Elevation
387[3] m (1,270[3] ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total6,446[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
082 71[3]
Area code+421 54[3]
Car plateSB
Websitewww.lipany.sk

History edit

The first written mention about Lipany comes from 1312. It gained town privileges in the 16th century.

Geography edit

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).[5] 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.

Demographics edit

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.[5] The religious make-up was 89.61% Roman Catholics, 5.99% Greek Catholics, 2.38% people with no religious affiliation and 0.31% Lutherans.[5]

Twin towns — sister cities edit

Lipany is twinned with:

People edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Počet obyvateľov podľa pohlavia - obce (ročne)". www.statistics.sk (in Slovak). Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. 2022-03-31. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  2. ^ a b "Hustota obyvateľstva - obce [om7014rr_ukaz: Rozloha (Štvorcový meter)]". www.statistics.sk (in Slovak). Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. 2022-03-31. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  3. ^ a b c d "Základná charakteristika". www.statistics.sk (in Slovak). Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. 2015-04-17. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  4. ^ a b "Hustota obyvateľstva - obce". www.statistics.sk (in Slovak). Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. 2022-03-31. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  5. ^ a b c "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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