Kysucká Highland - Slovakia
Kysucka Highland is placed in north-west part of Slovakia, in Region of Žilina, in Čadca, Námestovo, Kysucke Nové Mesto, Žilina and Dolný Kubín districts. The complex belongs to Central Beskydy area, which forms a part of Outer West Carpathian Mountains.
408 square kilometres
The highest hill:
Pupov Hill – 1095 metres above sea level
North part of Kysucka Highland was created with paleogen granite mineral rocks, whereas its south part was established with mineral rocks of baradla belts. The relief of such disunited mountain range is extraordinary variegated, its character is hilly and mountaneous. Originally, the surface was covered mostly with beech-wood forests, however, later, they were substituted with pine foreests. Non-afforested parts are seized with meadows, pasture lands, fields, bushes or dispersed settlements.
The area belongs to moderately warm and cold climatic belt. You can find there Nová Bystrica water reservoir, built within 1983-1989. In such way, sufficient reservoir of drinking water was established (volume up to 30 millions of cubic metres), for supply of group water-conduit Nová Bystrica - Čadca - Žilina.
Mountains / Europe / Slovakia
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