Poloniny National Park in Slovakia

Updated: May 19, 2020 | By | More
National Park Poloniny Slovakia

Poloniny National Park is the biggest complex of primaeval forests in Slovakia, located in north-eastern part of Slovakia, in Snina region at the Polish and Ukrainian borders. It is a part of Bukovské vrchy mountain range, which belongs to the Eastern Carpathians. Poloniny National Park was established in 1997 with a protected area of 298.05 km² and a buffer zone of 109.73 km². Selected parts are included into Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Mountain meadows are typical for this national park. They can be found on mountain ranges in the Bukovské hills/Bukovské vrchy. The most beautiful are near Pľaša, Ďurkovec, Riaba skala and Kamenná lúka/Kamenná meadow.

In Poloniny National Park there are unique cultural landmarks, particularly famous are the wooden churches in Topola, Uličské Krivné, Ruský Potok and Jalová.

The highest peak is Kremenec (1 221 m above sea level). It is the easternmost peak of Slovakia, where three state borders meet (Slovakia, Poland and the Ukraine).

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Category: National Parks, National Parks, Slovakia

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