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Poloniny

Poloniny National Park is a corner with the striking nature in the north-east of Slovakia, on the border with Poland and Ukraine. The park is located in the area of Bukovské vrchy. The area of the entire park is 29805 ha, and the reserve area is 10973 hectares. The entire area is located in Snina. The visiting card of the park are mountain meadows - poloniny located on the tops of Bukovsky Hills. The most popular poloniny with tourists are situated in the vicinity of villages of P─żaš, ─Äurkovec, Riabia skala and Kamenná lúka. Mixed forests, beech and fir-beech forests that occupy 80% of the territory betray the fairy atmosphere to the places of poloniny. Poloniny National Park is famous for the fact it is here focused the biggest area of virgin forests in Slovakia. Silver fir, beech and maple trees that are more than 400 years old leave an unforgettable impression. But what a fairy take without its fairytale dwellers! In Poloniny one can find the unique types of animal living, some of which are not found elsewhere in Slovakia. There have already been found 3600 species of invertebrates, 294 species of vertebrates, including 13 species of amphibians, 8 snake species, 198 species of birds and 55 species of mammals. Here are constantly live prey animals of Slovakia, and sometimes elk and bison come from the neighbouring national park in Poland.

Bukovské vrchy is a rugged medium-mountainous place with a height of the hills of 1000-1200 m, which is a continuation of the mountain ridge separating the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea. Despite the fact that tourism is still not developed in these places, Poloniny National Park has great potential. For example, the set of Eastern Slovak wooden churches on the Eastern rite is the cultural and historical attractions of the region. They are situated in Topo─ża, Uli─Źské Krivé, Ruský Potok and Jalová..

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