Prešov

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Coordinates: 49°00′06″N 21°14′22″E / 49.00167°N 21.23944°E / 49.00167; 21.23944
Prešov
City
Presov city centre.jpg
City centre of Prešov
Coa Slovakia Town Eperjes.svg
Coat of arms
Country Slovakia
Region Prešov
District Prešov
Tourism region Šariš
River Torysa
Elevation 250 m (820 ft)
Coordinates 49°00′06″N 21°14′22″E / 49.00167°N 21.23944°E / 49.00167; 21.23944
Area 70.40 km² (27.2 sq mi)
Population 91,650 (2006-12-31)
 - metro 161,000
Density 1,302 /km² (3,372 /sq mi)
First mentioned 1247
Mayor Pavel Hagyari (Independent)
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 080 01
Area code +421-51
Car plate PO
Location of Prešov within Slovakia
Location of Prešov within Slovakia
Wikimedia Commons: Prešov
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS
Website: www.presov.sk

Prešov (German: Preschau/Eperies; Hungarian: Eperjes; Polish: Preszów; Romany: Peryeshis; Rusyn: Пряшів/Пряшyв) is a city in eastern Slovakia. With a population of approximately 91,000 it is the third-largest city in the country. The town is a centre of Rusyns in Slovakia.

Geography[change | change source]

Prešov is a city lying in the Torysa river valley, in the historical Šariš region. It is located 33 km north of Košice, connected by the motorway D1.

History[change | change source]

People have lived in the area since the Paleolithic period. Prešov is first mentioned in 1247. It became a free royal town in 1374. Salt mining started here in the 16th century, in the nearby town of Solivar (which is now part of Prešov).

Twin towns[change | change source]

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