Prešov

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Prešov
City
City centre of Prešov
City centre of Prešov
Flag of Prešov
Coat of arms of Prešov
Prešov is located in Prešov Region
Prešov
Prešov
Location in Slovakia
Prešov is located in Slovakia
Prešov
Prešov
Prešov (Slovakia)
Coordinates: 49°00′06″N 21°14′22″E / 49.00167°N 21.23944°E / 49.00167; 21.23944Coordinates: 49°00′06″N 21°14′22″E / 49.00167°N 21.23944°E / 49.00167; 21.23944
Country Slovakia
RegionPrešov
DistrictPrešov
First mentioned1247
Government
 • MayorIng. František Oľha[2]
Area
 • City70.43[3] km2 (27.19[3] sq mi)
Elevation
296[4] m (971[4] ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • City83,897[1]
 • Metro
110,978
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
080 01[4]
Area code(s)+421 51[4]
Car platePO, PV
Websitepresov.sk

Prešov (German: Preschau/Eperies; Hungarian: Eperjes) is a city in eastern Slovakia. With a population of approximately 91,000 it is the third-largest city in the country.

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]

References[change | change source]

  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. "Primátor mesta". www.presov.sk (in Slovak). 2022-12-04. Retrieved 2022-12-04.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "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.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Základná charakteristika". www.statistics.sk (in Slovak). Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. 2015-04-17. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Hustota obyvateľstva - obce". www.statistics.sk (in Slovak). Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. 2022-03-31. Retrieved 2022-03-31.

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