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Prešov is a city in Eastern Slovakia. It is a seat of the administrative Prešov Region (Prešovský kraj) and Šariš as well as the historic Szepes County of the Kingdom of Hungary. With a population of approximately 91,352, it is the third-largest city in Slovakia. It lends its name to the Eperjes-Tokaj Hill-Chain. There are many tourist attractions in Prešov such as castles, pools and the old town.EtymologyThe first written mention is from 1247 . Several authors tried to derive the name from eper - a strawberry. The theory was questioned in 1940s and newer Slovak works suggests a derivation from Slavic personal name Preš/Prešä and its later phonetic adaptation . Strawberries depicted on the coat of arms of Prešov are not necessarily determinative, the Latin name Fragopolis is only a modern translation.Other alternative names of the city include German: Eperies, Hungarian Eperjes, Latin Fragopolis, Polish Preszów, Romany Peryeshis, Russian Пряшев and Rusyn and Ukrainian Пряшів .Presov is in Presov Region. Use our Slovakia route builder to arrange the details of your trip to Presov and other destinations.
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