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Spišská Magura - Slovakia

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Spišska Magura is situated in north of Slovakia, at the borders with Poland, in Prešov Region, in Kežmarok and Stará Lubovna districts. The complex belongs to Podholno-Magura Area, which forms a part of Outer West Carpathian Mountains.

Extent:

340 square kilometres

The highest hill:

Repisko – 1259 metres above sea level.


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Short characteristics:

Spišská Magura Mountain Range is built with mineral stones of Inside-Carpathian paleogenne. In the east, Secondary Time layers are standing out. Numerous mineral sources are springing  along its broken line.

This hilly range has predominantly mountaneous and highland relief. Most of the surface is covered with coniferous forests, where original beech-wood and fir-beech-wood forests were substituded with pine forests. The parts of this mountains, where the forests are missing, are covered with meadows, pasture-lands, bushes and fields. The mountain range belongs to moderately warm or cold climatic area.

Spišská Magura Region was wood-cutters´ and shepherds´ countryside. Till recent time period, the area was situated outside traffic roads. Thanks to this fact, many folklore curiosities were preserved there. High Tatra National Park as well as Pieniny National Park are partially placed in Spišská Magura Mountain Range.

 

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