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Friday, December 13, 2013
The Protected Land-scape Area Kysuce lying in the far north-west of Slovakia is the world of hamlets, a unique narrow-gauge railway and mysterious stone balls.
The charming landscape of hamlets is situated at the frontier between Slovakia and Morava. It is picturesque and replenished with fine views. The round forms often alternate with limestone rocks, which are protected phenomena on both sides of the frontier as the Protected landscape area of Biele Karpaty.
The Protected landscape area Cerová vrchovina stretches in the territory of the eponymous mountain range in the south of central Slovakia. This territory is unique in Slovakia because it is the landscape of extinguished volcanoes.
The PLA Dunajské luhy with abundant occurrence of waterfowl is among the very recently designated PLAs in Slovakia.
The dominant of the PLA Horná Orava lying in the north of Slovakia is the majestic mountain Babia hora. The PLA contains thick forest, humid peat bogs, typical villages as well as the “Sea of Orava” - the water reservoir.
Alluvial forests and swamps on the flats of the lowland Východoslovenská nížina are protected in the Protected landscape area Latorica.
The PLA Malé Karpaty occupies a substantial part of the eponymous mountain range, which separates the lowlands Záhorská and Podunajská. The PLA represents the “green lungs“ of the mostly deforested and flat south-western Slovakia.
The Protected landscape area Poľana situated in the very heart of Slovakia is typical for dense forest and wonderful alpine meadows. For its assets this PLA has been included among the World Biosphere Reserves.
The mountain Zobor is the indivisible part of the old town Nitra in the west of Slovakia. It is the easternmost situated mountain of the Protected landscape area Ponitrie.
The PLA Strážovské vrchy in western Slovakia is an attractive world of bizarre rocks, dense forests and picturesque basins and valleys.