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Orava Highlands - Slovakia

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Orava Highlands is situated in north of Slovakia, in Region of Žilina, in Námestovo, Tvrdošín and Dolný Kubín districts. This mountain range belongs to Central Beskydy Mountains, which form a part of Outer West Carpathian Mountains.

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279 square kilometres


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Orava Highlands is a belt od territory of approx. 35 kilometres length and 4-12 kilometres width, spreaded along both parts of Orava-river. The area is divided into Veličnianska basin and Podchoč furrow. The complex has variegated and rough relief with different geological basis. Peleogenne granite stratta and mineral rocks belts form this basis. Tupá and Ostrá skala (Blunt and Sharp Rocks), two powerful rock massifs of this rocky belt, are arising over the community of Vyšný Kubín.

Great part of total surface was changed into arable soil. In this countryside cover, there are appearing, except fields, also the belts of meadows, pasture lands and pine-wood forests. The mountain range belongs into cold climatic area. The countryside is drained with Orava-river and its tributaries. Orava Highlands is relatively densely inhabitated, first of all, around places along Orava-river.

 

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