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Poloniny National Park

Národný park Poloniny

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The Poloniny National Park is the easternmost Slovak national park. It lies in the Slovak, Polish and Ukrainian border area. It is situated in the Prešov region and occupies a significant part of the Snina district. There are 10 villages with about 2,000 inhabitants in the protection zone of the national park. In connection with the construction of Starina reservoir – Slovak largest water reservoir for drinking water – seven villages were displaced what greatly affected the life and the settlement structure of this region. A substantial part of the most protected areas of the national park is given to the nature reserves for protection of the old forest communities.

POLONINY TOP...

  • the highest peak of Kremenets (1221 m.n.m.)
  • the largest complex of forests in Slovakia
  • least visited national park
  • most of the national cultural monuments - wooden churches in the national parksof Slovakia
  • the largest water reservoir for drinking water - Starina (60 million cubic meters of water
  • The highest incidence of large forest animals (wolf, bear, bison, wild cat, los)
  • highest military cemetery from World War I in Slovakia at top front Hodošík (825m)

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