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Revúca Highlands - Slovakia

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Mountaneous Countryside Complex Revúca Highlands is placed in Central Slovakia, in Regions of Banská Bystrica and Košice, in Rimavska Sobota, Revúca, Lučenec, Poltár and Rožňava districts. The complex belongs to Slovak Ore Mountains area, which forms a part of Internal West Carpathian Mountains.

Extent:

970 square kilometres

The highest hill:

Turecká - 954 metres above sea level


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Main Mountain Range of vast Revúca Highlands is passing from south-west to north-east direction. Inside quite complicated geological construction , mainly old mica-slates, gneiss, granits and filits predominate. On the other hand, there are to be found there some low and trias quartz, limestones and neogenne andesits. In highlands section, built with limestone mineral rocks, rich karst areas were created, including numerous caves. Ochtinna Aragonite Cave, situated in west direction from the town of Rožňava, on north-west slope of Hrádek Hill, belongs to most known ones.

This extraordinary variegated relief is mostly of highland character. Predominant part of the territory is overgrown with dense, mostly beech-wood forests, where you can find the oaks and hornbeams (in lower sections), and beach-woods in higher sections. Except of these two sorts, you can meet there a lot of another trees.

Revúca Highlands belongs to moderately warm and cold climatice zone. Non-afforested ridges are covered with persistant grass cops. On the other hand, in non afforested areas, there are to be found meadows, pasture lands, orchards and arable soils.

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