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Oravské Beskydy - Slovakia

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Oravske Beskydy Mountain Range belong to Outer West Carpathian Mountains, into Central Beskydy area. It is situated in north Slovakia, in Region of Žilina, in Námestovo district, and forms nature border with Poland.

Extent:

129 square kiolmetres (in Slovakia)

The highest hill:

Babia Hora – 1725 metres above sea level


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Short characteristics:

Granite Oravské Beskydy Mountain Range is built with paleogenne mineral rocks, with pre-domination of sandstone. This range has extraordinary variegated relief (hilly, highland up to mountaneous relief), containing traces after ice tome period.

Oravské Beskydy belong to cold climatic area. As far as the precipitation is concerened, they are, similarly as in Orava, above the average, on the other hand, regarding temperature, the area is below the average. Yearly precipitation makes 800-1200 mm. The snow is preserved, in highest altitudes´ niveau, even for 150 days.

Predominante part of the surface is covered with plough-tails. The whole mountain range is a part of nature countryside area Horna Orava (Upper Orava).

 

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