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Oľšov

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Oľšov is a village and municipality in the Sabinov District in the Prešov Region of north-eastern Slovakia. History In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1309. The coat of arms of Oľšov shows three fish which represents the bountiful fishing that was provided by the nearby Torysa River. Below is a chronology of the Hungarian and Slovak names of the village: 1224 - Elsa 1309 - Olsowa 1329 - Vlusa 1336 - Olschwicha 1773 - Olsso, Ollyso, Olyso 1786 - Olyscho 1808 - Olsó, Olysó, Olssawa, Olssowce 1863 - 1913 - Olysó 1920 - Oľšov, Oľšovce 1927 - Oľšov Geography The municipality lies at an altitude of 461 meters (1,525 feet) and covers an area of 10.17 km2 (3.9 miles2). It has a population of about 407.
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