Vtáčnik Mountains

The Vtáčnik Mountains (Slovak: Pohorie Vtáčnik) are a mountain range in central Slovakia, which forms part of the Slovak Central Mountains (Slovenské stredohorie) within the Inner Western Carpathians.

Vtáčnik Mountains
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Mount Žarnov
Highest point
PeakVtáčnik (1,346 m)
Elevation1,346 m (4,416 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Naming
Native namePohorie Vtáčnik  (Slovak)
Geography
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Vtáčnik in Slovakia (gray)
CountrySlovakia
RegionsTrenčín and Banská Bystrica
DistrictsPrievidza, Partizánske, Žarnovica and Žiar nad Hronom
Geomorphological unitsVysoký Vtáčnik, Nízky Vtáčnik, Župkovská brázda and Raj
Range coordinates48°35′N 18°35′E / 48.583°N 18.583°E / 48.583; 18.583Coordinates: 48°35′N 18°35′E / 48.583°N 18.583°E / 48.583; 18.583
Parent rangeSlovak Central Mountains
Borders onStrážov Mountains, Žiar, Kremnica Mountains, Tribeč and Štiavnica Mountains
The highest mountain of Vtáčnik

It is bordered in the west, north and northeast by the upper Nitra basin, Strážov Mountains and Žiar, in the east by the Kremnica Mountains and Žiar basin, and in the south by Tribeč and the Štiavnica Mountains.

It is divided further into these geomorphological units:

  1. Vysoký Vtáčnik ("High Vtáčnik")
  2. Nízky Vtáčnik ("Low Vtáčnik")
  3. Župkovská brázda ("Župkov Furrow")
  4. Raj ("Paradise Mountains")

The four highest mountains are: Vtáčnik (1,346 m), Biela skala (1,136 m), Buchlov (1,040 m), and Žiar (845 m).

Some of the towns or villages around or in Vtáčnik include: Prievidza, Nováky, Handlová, Prochot, Lehota pod Vtáčnikom, and Veľké Pole.

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