Kremnické vrchy (Kremnica Hills) - Slovakia
Extent: 488 km²
The hills are to be found in Central Slovakia in districts of Žiar nad Hronom, Banská Bystrica, Zvolen, Turčianske Teplice and Prievidza. This hill range belongs to the area of Slovak Ore Mountains, forming part of West Carpathian Mountains.
Highest peak: Flochová (1318 m).
Surface: in lower situated localities there are leafy woods, mostly oak forests, in higher situated localities pine-trees. Local forests are protected, as they are predominantly of virgin forest character. Fields, meadows and glades are to be found in areas, where forests are missing.
Climatic area: moderately warm and colder.
The foundation of Kremnica Hills is referred to volcanic activity. In past, there were mined rare minerals here, such as gold, silver or copper.
Mountains / Europe / Slovakia
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