Geobox | Settlement
name = Sabinov
category = Town
image_caption = Churches in Sabinov
country = Slovakia
region = Prešov
district = Sabinov
river = Torysa
elevation = 324
lat_d = 49
lat_m = 06
lat_s = 22
lat_NS = N
long_d = 21
long_m = 05
long_s = 08
long_EW = E
coordinates_type = region:SK_type:city
area = 23.392
area_round = 3
population = 12378
population_date = 2005-12-31
population_density = auto
established = 1248
established_type = First mentioned
mayor = Peter Molčan
map_background = Slovakia - background map.png
map_caption = Location of Sabinov in Slovakia
map_locator = Slovakia
map1 = Prešov Region - outline map.svg
map1_background = Prešov Region - background map.png
map1_caption = Location of Sabinov in the Prešov Region
map1_locator = Prešov Region
commons = Sabinov
statistics = [http://www.statistics.sk/mosmis/eng/prvav2.jsp?txtUroven440708&lstObec525146&Okruhzaklad MOŠ/MIS]
website = [http://www.sabinov.sk www.sabinov.sk]
Sabinov ( _de. Zeben, _hu. Kisszeben) is a small town located in the
Prešov Region(north-eastern Slovakia), approximately 20 km from Prešovand 55 km from Košice. The population of Sabinov is 12,378.
The first written record about Sabinov is from the year
1248. Sabinov was inhabited only by Slovaksuntil German settlers came in the middle of the 13th century. In 1299 Sabinov received municipal privileges, and in 1405 it was declared a free royal townby king Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor. In the 15th century Sabinov joined the Pentapolitana, an alliance of five towns of eastern Slovakia ( Bardejov, Levoča, Košice, Prešovand Sabinov). The 16th and 17th century was the era of Sabinov's development and economic growth followed by the years of recession. In 1740, an important secondary school was established by the Piarists. The history of Sabinov is very similar to the history of other towns in this region.
According to the 2001
census, the town had 12,290 inhabitants. 90.62% of inhabitants were Slovaks, 6.40% Roma, 0.48% Czechs and 0.14% Rusyns.cite web | title = Municipal Statistics | publisher = Statistical Office of the Slovak republic | url = http://www.statistics.sk/mosmis/eng/run.html | accessdate = 2007-12-15] The religious makeup was 70.48% Roman Catholics, 10.53% Greek Catholics, 5.14% people with no religious affiliation and 4.16% Lutherans.
The most important people who lived in Sabinov are:
Pavol Peter Gojdič(17.7. 1888-17.7.1960) -Greek Catholic bishop. Since 1917 worked in Sabinov as an assistant parish priest. In 1951 sentenced by the communists to serve a life sentence and died in 1960 in prison of Leopoldov of ill-treatment. In 2001 was beatified by Pope John-Paul II.
*Bohuš Nosák-Nezabudov (3. 2. 1818-5. 4. 1877) -poet, writer, journalist. Member of
Ludovit Stur's group. Lived with his brother, who was a priest in Sabinov.
*Anton Prídavok (28.5.1904-12.5.1945)-poet, writer, playwright, director.
Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka(5 July 1853 - 20 June 1919) -famous painter, who was born in Sabinov.
The Shop on Main Street
The acclaimed Czechoslovak film,
The Shop on Main Street, which was shot in Sabinov during 1964, was awarded the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film(of 1965) in Hollywoodin 1966. In 1967 the film's lead actress, Ida Kaminska, was nominated for the Best Actress in a Leading Role for her screen work in this motion picture. She and the lead actor, Jozef Kroner, were also honored at the Cannes Film Festivalin France for their roles in the film.
* [http://www.sabinov.sk Official site]
*imdb title|id=0059527|title=The Shop on Main Street
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