A church in Lipany
Country Slovakia
Region Prešov
District Sabinov
Tourism region Šariš
River Torysa
Elevation 389 m (1,276 ft)
Coordinates 49°09′10″N 20°57′43″E / 49.15278°N 20.96194°E / 49.15278; 20.96194Coordinates: 49°09′10″N 20°57′43″E / 49.15278°N 20.96194°E / 49.15278; 20.96194
Area 12.648 km2 (4.883 sq mi)
Population 6,423 (2007-12-31)
Density 508/km2 (1,316/sq mi)
First mentioned 1312
Mayor Vladimír Jánošík
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 082 71
Area code +421-51
Car plate SB
Location in Slovakia
Location in the Prešov Region
Wikimedia Commons: Lipany
Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Lipany (Hungarian: Héthárs, German: Siebenlinden, Latin: Septemtiliae) is a town in the Sabinov District, Prešov Region in northeastern Slovakia.


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


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).[1] 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.


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.[1] The religious make-up was 89.61% Roman Catholics, 5.99% Greek Catholics, 2.38% people with no religious affiliation and 0.31% Lutherans.[1]

Twin towns — Sister cities

Lipany is twinned with:


See also


  1. 1 2 3 "Municipal Statistics". Statistical Office of the Slovak republic. Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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