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Turzovská Highlands - Slovakia

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Turzovka Highlands is placed in north-west part of Slovakia, in Žilina Region, in Čadca district. It is situated, from north,  in Kysuca Valley, up to the border with Czech Republic.

The complex belongs to Slovakia-Moravia Carpathian Mountains, which forms a part of Outer West Carpathian Mountains.

Extent:

211 square kilometres

The highest hill:

Great Polom - 1067 metres above sea level


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Short characteristics:

Turzovka Highlands is disunited hilly range without consistent main ridge. It is constructed with several stratta of paleogenne sandstones and limestones. This hilly relief has character of highland. The whole territory belongs to moderate warm and cold climatic area.

Predominant part of the surface is covered with coniferous trees, with superiority of pine-trees. The parts where the forests are missing, are changed into fields, meadows and pasture lands. In the valleys, dispersed solitude houses, typical for the whole Kysuca area, are to be found. The highlands belong to Kysuca Protected Countryside.

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Czech republic

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