Veľký Lipník

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

Veľký Lipník (Ukrainian: Великий Липник, Ukrainian: Великий Липник, Hungarian: Nagyhársas) is a former Lemko village and municipality in Stará Ľubovňa District in the Prešov Region of northern Slovakia. The village is traditionally inhabited by Rusyny/Ruthenians , as one of their westernmost settlements. There is Greek Catholic church built in 1794.

History

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1338. In the 15th or 16th century Vlachs settled here, and Slavs Local Rusyns had prior to World War I many relationships with Lemkos from Ruś Szlachtowska.

Geography

The municipality lies at an altitude of 580 metres and covers an area of 27.513 km². It has a population of about 1010 people.
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