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Podtatra Furrow - Slovakia

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Podtatra Furrow is placed in north of Slovakia, in Regions of Žilina and Prešov, in Liptovsky Mikuláš, Tvrdošín, Dolný Kubín, Kežmarok and Poprad districts. The complex belongs to Podholno-Magura area, which forms a part of Outer West Carpathian Mountains.

Extent:

93 square kilometres

The highest hill:

Strednica - 1129 metres above sea level


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Short characteristics:

Podtatra Furrow has extended form, in west to east direction. The width reaches 6 kilometres only. In Slovakia, the complex is incoherent, but with Polish territory is divided into Zuberec Furrow (in west part), and Ždiar Furrow (in its east part). Inside Polish territory, Podtatra Furrow continues in north Tatra belt. From geological point of view, the comples is built with sediments of inside-Carpathian paleogenne. Its relief is smooth and has mostly hilly character.

Most of the territory is placed in an altitude ranging from 800 metres up to 1000 metres above sea level, belonging to cold climatic area. Substantial part of the area is covered with coniferous forests, where pine-trees prevail. Despite unfavourable climatic conditions, nearly one half of the territory is non-afforested, and serves as meadows and pasture lands, in less certain measure as arable soils.

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