Mikulov Highlands (Czech: Mikulovská vrchovina) is a mountain
range in South Moravia, Czech Republic. The Highlands, together with
the Waschberg Zone and Lower
Austria Inselberg threshold, form the
Mikulov Highlands rise to the south of the
Thaya between Nový
Přerov, the reservoirs of Nové Mlýny, Bulhary, Mikulov, and the
Austrian border. The Highlands have an area of 81 square kilometres
(31 sq mi) and an average height of 263.4 metres
(864 ft). The highest peak is Děvín at 549 metres
(1,801 ft); other peaks are Obora (481 metres (1,578 ft)),
Stolova hora (458 metres (1,503 ft)), Pálava (461 metres
(1,512 ft)), Stará hora (351 metres (1,152 ft)), and Turold
(385 metres (1,263 ft)).
To the north is the
Thaya River valley, the natural border with
Dolnomoravský Uval. To the east is the mountainous region between the
Thaya and Včelínek, also from the Dolnomoravský Uval. To the
southeast is the March Field, and to the southwest a ridge in Austria
in the Waschberg Zone which forms the western border of the Thaya
valley. Geomorphological subunits form Pálava(Pavlov Hills) and the
hill country Milowitz (Milovická pahorkatina).
The mountain range is partly fenced and contains several vineyards
that constitute part of wine sub-region (vinařská podoblast)
Mikulovská. Most of the Highlands are, since 1976, part of the large
Pálava Landscape Protected Area
Pálava Landscape Protected Area and since 1986
registered by UNESCO as biosphere reserve Dolní Morava.
Devin, the highest elevation in the
Geografický místopisný slovník, Academia, Praha, 1993.
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