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Horná Orava Protected Landscape Area
Horná Orava Protected Landscape Area
Horná Orava Protected Landscape Area
(Slovak: Chránená krajinná oblasť Horná Orava) is one of the 14 protected landscape areas in Slovakia. It is situated in the Námestovo
Námestovo
and Tvrdošín districts, within the Orava region. History[edit] The park was created on 24 September 1979 and the law creating it was amended on 29 September 2003. Geography, geology and biology[edit] It is made of Oravská Magura, Podbeskydská vrchovina and Oravské Beskydy mountains, and the Orava Basin, as well as the Orava Dam, in the northernmost Slovakia. Much of the PLA's territory is made from sandstone mountain ranges. More than half of the area is covered by forests. Beech and fir trees grow in the area, along with strong presence of the spruce monoculture
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IUCN
The International Union for Conservation of Nature
International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN; officially International Union for Conservation of Nature
International Union for Conservation of Nature
and Natural Resources[2]) is an international organization working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. It is involved in data gathering and analysis, research, field projects, advocacy, and education. IUCN's mission is to "influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable". Over the past decades, IUCN has widened its focus beyond conservation ecology and now incorporates issues related to sustainable development in its projects. Unlike many other international environmental organisations, IUCN does not itself aim to mobilize the public in support of nature conservation
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Slovakia
Coordinates: 48°40′N 19°30′E / 48.667°N 19.500°E / 48.667; 19.500Slovak Republic Slovenská republika  (Slovak)FlagCoat of armsAnthem: "Nad Tatrou sa blýska" "Lightning Over the Tatras"Location of  Slovakia  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]Location of Slovakia
Slovakia
in the WorldCapital and largest city Bratislava 48°09′N 17°07′E / 48.150°N 17.117°E / 48.150; 17.117Official&
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List Of National Parks Of Slovakia
There are nine national parks in Slovakia:Name Slovak name Photo Location Established Area OpenStreetMap Veľká Fatra
Veľká Fatra
National Park Národný park Veľká Fatra Veľká Fatra
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Poland
Coordinates: 52°N 20°E / 52°N 20°E / 52; 20 Republic
Republic
of Poland Rzeczpospolita
Rzeczpospolita
Polska  (
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Babia Góra
Babia Góra
Babia Góra
[ˈbabja ˈɡura] (in Polish), or Babia hora (in Slovak), literally Old Wives' or Witches' Mountain, is a massif situated on the border between Poland
Poland
and Slovakia
Slovakia
in the Western Beskidy Mountains. The name is also applied to the culmination of the massif, Diablak ("Devil's Peak"), which is also the highest peak of this part of the Carpathian Mountains, at 1,725 metres (5,659 ft) above sea level.Contents1 History 2 Nature 3 Climate 4 Tourism 5 References 6 See alsoHistory[edit] Babia Góra
Babia Góra
was first mentioned in the 15th century chronicle of Jan Długosz. It was first plotted on a map in 1558. Until the end of the 17th century most of the available information on the mountain came from folklore. According to folk tales, the mountain was the location of the witches' sabbath
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Oravské Beskydy
The Orava Beskids (Slovak: Oravské Beskydy) is a range of mountains straddling the northern-Slovakia-southern-Poland border, considered part of the Central Beskids, within the Outer Western Carpathians. The highest mountain of the range is Babia Góra (1,725 metres), the center of the Babia Góra National Park, one of the first biosphere reserves established worldwide.Wikimedia Commons has media related to Oravské Beskydy.Coordinates: 49°34′24″N 19°31′47″E / 49.5732°N 19.5296°E / 49.5
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Pilsko
Pilsko
Pilsko
is the second highest mountain, 1,557 meters (5,108 ft), in the Żywiec Beskids
Żywiec Beskids
( Oravské Beskydy
Oravské Beskydy
in Slovakia) mountain range, on the border between Poland
Poland
and Slovakia. It is a hiking destination in summer and a skiing area in winter.[1] The name Pilsko
Pilsko
is frequently used not only to describe the main peak, which lies in Slovakia, but also whole range. The mountain lies not only on the border between the two nations, it also marks the European Watershed. Origins of the name of Pilsko
Pilsko
are not known, it might have been named after an 18th-century owner of local meadows, named Piela. There are several other theories, scholar A. Siemionow claims that Pilsko
Pilsko
is a distorted, Slovak version of the word Poland
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Orava (region)
Orava is the traditional name of a region situated in northern Slovakia
Slovakia
(as Orava) and partially also in southern Poland
Poland
(as Orawa). It encompasses the territory of the former (comitatus) Árva County
Árva County
or Arwa (German).Contents1 Etymology 2 History 3 Geography 4 References 5 External linksEtymology[edit] The name arises from the Orava river (a major river flowing through the region). History[edit] The whole territory belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary
Kingdom of Hungary
from 895 to 1920. The county arose before the 15th century. The county's territory was situated along the Orava River
Orava River
between Zázrivá
Zázrivá
and the Tatra Mountains. Its area amounted to 2,019 km² around 1910
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Tvrdošín District
Tvrdošín
Tvrdošín
District (okres Tvrdošín) is a district in the Žilina Region of central Slovakia. The district was first established in 1996, in 1923 it had been a part of Trstená
Trstená
District. Municipalities[edit]Brezovica Čimhová Habovka Hladovka Liesek Nižná Oravský Biely Potok Podbiel Suchá Hora Štefanov nad Oravou Trstená Tvrdošín Vitanová Zábiedovo ZuberecExternal links[edit]Official sitev t eDistricts of Žilina RegionBytča Čadca Dolný Kubín Kysucké Nové Mesto Liptovský Mikuláš Martin Námestovo Ružomberok Turčianske Teplice Tvrdošín ŽilinaCoordinates: 49°20′1″N 19°33′18″E / 49.33361°N 19.55500°E / 49.33361; 19.55500This Žilina Region
Žilina Region
geography article is a stub
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Námestovo District
Námestovo
Námestovo
District (okres Námestovo) is a district in the Žilina Region of central Slovakia. Until 1918, the district was part of the county of Kingdom of Hungary of Orava. Municipalities[edit]Babín Beňadovo Bobrov Breza Hruštín Klin Krušetnica Lokca Lomná Mútne Námestovo Novoť Oravská Jasenica Oravská Lesná Oravská Polhora Oravské Veselé Rabča Rabčice Sihelné Ťapešovo Vasiľov Vavrečka Zákamenné ZubrohlavaExternal links[edit]This Žilina Region
Žilina Region
geography article is a stub
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Slovak Language
Slovak (/ˈsloʊvæk, -vɑːk/ ( listen)[5][6]) is an Indo-European language that belongs to the West Slavic languages (together with Czech, Polish, and Sorbian). It is called slovenský jazyk (pronounced [ˈsloʋenskiː ˈjazik] ( listen)) or slovenčina ([ˈsloʋent͡ʃina]) in the language itself. Slovak is the official language of Slovakia, where it is spoken by approximately 5.51 million people (2014)
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Námestovo
Námestovo
Námestovo
(Hungarian: Námesztó; Polish: Namiestów) is a town in northern Slovakia. It is the capital and largest town of Námestovo District in the Žilina Region
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Záhorie Protected Landscape Area
Záhorie
Záhorie
Protected Landscape Area (Slovak: Chránená krajinná oblasť Záhorie) is the first lowland protected landscape area in Slovakia. It is located in the non-administrative Záhorie
Záhorie
Region in West Slovakia. The Landscape Area protects 275.22 km² (106.26 mi²) and is divided into two separate parts – western and north-eastern. The western part starts near the village of Kúty
Kúty
in the north, follows the borders between Slovakia
Slovakia
and Austria
Austria
alongside the Morava River and ends near Stupava in the south
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