Poľana Protected Landscape Area

Poľana Mountains Protected Landscape Area (Slovak: Chránená krajinná oblasť Poľana) is one of the 14 protected landscape areas in Slovakia. The Landscape Area is situated in the Poľana Mountains, part of the Slovenské stredohorie Mountains, in Central Slovakia. It is situated in the Banská Bystrica, Brezno, Detva, and Zvolen districts.

Poľana Protected Landscape Area
CHKO Poľana
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Obec Strelníky leží na úpätí Poľany.JPG
LocationCentral Slovakia: Poľana Mts.
Coordinates48°37′N 19°28′E / 48.617°N 19.467°E / 48.617; 19.467Coordinates: 48°37′N 19°28′E / 48.617°N 19.467°E / 48.617; 19.467
Area203.6 km2 (78.6 sq mi)
Established12 August 1981
Governing bodySpráva CHKO Poľana (Poľana PLA administration) in Zvolen

Poľana was declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve on 27 March 1990.

HistoryEdit

The Protected Landscape Area was established on 12 August 1981, and the law was amended on 3 September 2004. Protected areas declared before include the national nature reserves of Badínsky prales Old Growth Forest (1913),[1] Zadná Poľana (1953)[2] and Boky (1964), [3] and the nature monuments of Bátovský balvan Rock (1964)[4] and Kalamárka (1977).[5]

GeographyEdit

The highest mountains are Poľana at 1,457.8 m (4,783 ft) and Predná Poľana at 1,367 m (4,485 ft).

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