Strážov Hills - Slovakia
Nucleus Strážov Hills Mountain Range is situated at the border of West and Central Slovakia, in Trenčín and Žilina Regions, in Bánovce nad Bebravou, Bytča, Ilava, Považská Bystrica, Prievidza, Púchov, Trenčín and Žilina districts. The complex belongs to Fatra-Tatra area, forming a part of Internal West Carpathian Mountains.
929 square kilometres
The highest hill:
Strážov, 1216 metres above sea level
This hilly range is constructed mainly with granites, limestones and dolomites. The relief is extraordinary articulated, from hilly countries up to highlands, via uplands to great highlands.
This mountain range is placed in moderately warm and cold climatic area.
Most of the area is covered with forests (mainly beech-woods, oak forests are placed in lower areas, and even pine-trees are to be appeared there). The surfaces were partially deprived of the forests, and consequently changed into fields, meadows or pasture lands.
In 1989, Strážov Hills were declared as Protected Countryside Area, including neighbouring Sulov Hills.
Mountains / Europe / Slovakia
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