Stráňany

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Location
49°22'00"N
020°31'59"E
Country
 Slovakia
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Description

Stráňany (previously until 1948 Folvark, Hungarian: Nagymajor, Polish: Folwark, Rusyn: Страняны) 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 1857.

History

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1343. Initially it was a hamlet of Veľký Lipník with a folvark (hence the name prior to 1948). Around 1567 Vlachs settled here, who would later become Rusyns.

Geography

The municipality lies at an altitude of 650 metres and covers an area of 11.607 km². It has a population of about 194 people.

Notable people

Gyula Cseszneky, Hungarian aristocrat, poet, cavalry officer.
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