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Veľká (literally "the big one"; German Felka or Fölk , Hungarian Felka ) has been a district of Poprad , northern Slovakia , since 1946 . Veľká is located 2.5 km northwest of the city center of Poprad on Velický potok (German Felker Wasser ) and has about 4,600 inhabitants (as of 2009).

The place was first mentioned in 1268. Since the municipality was the largest from today's districts of Poprad, the place got its name. It had an agricultural character and was first mentioned as a town in the 15th century. Like other parts of the city today, the place was pledged from 1412–1772. In 1876 the predecessor of today's Podtatranské múzeum (Lower Tatras Museum) was founded. In 1934 the construction of a viscose factory began, which served as the base for the town of Svit, which was spun off in 1946 .

Poprad-Tatry Airport , which opened in 1938 and is the highest airport in Central Europe, is located in the municipality .

There are two churches in Veľká: Roman Catholic from the 13th century and Evangelical from 1817.

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Coordinates: 49 ° 4 ′ 0 ″  N , 20 ° 17 ′ 0 ″  E