Slovenský kras (Slovakian karst) - Slovakia

Extent: 498 km²

This mountain range is formed with limestones and dolomites and it is located in south part of Central Slovakia in districts of Rožňava and Košice. It belongs to Slovak Iron Ore area, forming a part of West Carpathian Mountains.

Highest peak: Štít (Shield) - 851 m

Surface: there are to be found here leafy wood oaks and hornbeam forests. The areas where the trees are missing, are formed with meadows, glades, bushes, arable lands and limestone rocks.

Climatic zone: warm and moderately warm.

It is relatively scarsely inhabitated area with protected fauna, flora and nature karst appearances on a surafce as well as in caves. This romantic countryside is interwoven with tourist trails and educational paths.

Slovakian Karst was declared, thanks to its vast karst territory, as Protected Country Area (in 1973), later, in 2002, as National Park.


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SK, Roznava – The Beaut of Gemer
Published: 8.2.2017
Gemer region is known for beautiful nature and places of history. We visit one of them. Today, we visit the town of Roznava situated in the basin of the same name. It is surrounded by the grandiose Volovske Hills and the unique Slovakian Karst.

SK: Slovak Karst , Gombasek Cave – A Trip to the Underground
Published: 4.5.2014
Not only beautiful straights, mountain ridges with beautiful views or colorful flora and fauna can lure people into the nature. Many interesting places are hidden underground. There are many interesting places in nature in the National Park of Slovak Karst. We will visit it today.

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