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Šariš Highlands - Slovakia

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Šariš Highlands is situated in north-part of Slovakia, in Prešov  and Košice Regions, in Prešov, Sabinov, Gelnica and Košice districts. The highlands belongs into Podholno-Magura Area, forming a part of Outer West Carpathian Mountains.

Extent:

280 square kilometres

The highest hill:

Dubina, 501 metres above sea level


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Short characteristics:

Šariš Highlands is bordered with Bachureň and Spiš-Šariš Mountain Range, in east iwth Košice basin, in south Black Hill and Branisko in west. This mountain range is passing in north-west towards south-east direction, it is 30 kilometres long and 15 kilometres wide.

Šariš Highland is formed with mineral stones on inside Carpathian paleogene, such as sandstones, conglomerats and slates. This small wide-branched hill range has predominantly highland and hilly country relief character with moderate and smoothly modelled forms of its surface.

Wide ridges and basins of Šariš Highlands, where arable lands with afforested surfaces or bushes, meadows and pasture land areas are changing, belongs to moderate warm climatic area. In its lower areas, the afforested surfaces predominate, you can find there beech-woods. On the other hand, in its north-west part, pine-woods are more frequent. Šariš Highlands is drained with small rivers of Small and Great Svinka, together with Kopytov brook and Križovianka. The whole area of hilly range belongs to Hornád river-basin.

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Czech republic

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