Prešov (German: Preschau/Eperies; Hungarian: Eperjes; Polish: Preszów; Romani: Peryeshis; Rusyn: Пряшів/Пряшyв) is a city in eastern Slovakia. With a population of approximately 91,000 it is the third-largest city in the country. The town is a centre of Rusyns in Slovakia.
City centre of Prešov
|Elevation||250 m (820 ft)|
|Area||70.40 km² (27.2 sq mi)|
|Density||1,302 /km² (3,372 /sq mi)|
|Mayor||Pavel Hagyari (Independent)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||080 01|
|Wikimedia Commons: Prešov|
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).