Prešov is a city located in eastern Slovakia with a population of 92 000. It is the third largest city in Slovakia after Bratislava and Košice. It is also a seat of the administrative Prešov Region, Prešov University and Orthodox archbishopric. Buildings standing in the historical center are part of Town Monument Centre. Prešov is known as an industrial centre; there are mostly mechanical, clothing industry and electric engineering companies.
Prešov lies at an altitude of 250 metres (820 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 70.4 square kilometres (27.2 sq mi). It is located in the north-eastern Slovakia, at the northern reaches of the Košice Basin, at the confluence of the Torysa River with its tributary Sekčov. Mountain ranges nearby include Slanské vrchy (south-east), Šarišská vrchovina (south-west), Bachureň (west) and Čergov (north). The neighbouring city of Košice is 34 kilometres (21 mi) to the south. Prešov is about 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of the Polish border, 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of the Hungarian border and is some 410 kilometres (255 mi) northeast of Bratislava (by road).
Prešov as the only Slovak town can take pride in the fact that the 49th parallel passes through its historical center (other world cities which are directly on the 49th parallel too: České Budějovice, Regensburg, Karlsruhe, Paris, border between Canada and USA, Sovetskaja Gavan, Severodoneck).
In 1910 Prešov had a population of 16,323, of which 7,976 were Hungarians, 6,494 Slovaks and 1,404 Germans. In addition there were 170 Roma, 47 Rusyns, 4 Croatians, 2 Serbs and 226 others.
Prešov had a population of 91,621 in 2005. According to the 2011 census, 93.7% of the inhabitants were Slovaks, 1.4% Roma, 1.2% Rusyns, 1.1% Ukrainians, 0.8% Czechs, and 0.2% Hungarians. The religious make-up was 66.8% Roman Catholics, 13.6% people with no religious affiliation, 8.9% Greek Catholics, 4.8% Lutherans and 1.68% Orthodox.
Twin towns - Sister cities