Malá Fatra National Park

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Malá Fatra National Park
Národný park Malá Fatra
IUCN category II (national park)
Velky Rozsutec.jpg
Location West Slovakia
Coordinates 49°12′50″N 19°04′51″E / 49.213969°N 19.080785°E / 49.213969; 19.080785Coordinates: 49°12′50″N 19°04′51″E / 49.213969°N 19.080785°E / 49.213969; 19.080785
Area 226.3 km² (87.37 mi²)
Established 1 April 1988
Governing body Správa Národného parku Malá Fatra (Malá Fatra National Park administration)

The Malá Fatra National Park (Slovak: Národný park Malá Fatra) is a national park in the northern part of the Malá Fatra mountains called Krivánska Malá Fatra.

It has an area of 226.3 km² (87.37 mi²) and a 232.62 km² (89.81 mi²) buffer zone. The park was declared in 1988. Between 1967 and 1988 it was a protected landscape area.

For a geological and geographical description see Malá Fatra.

Flora[edit]

The mountain is covered mainly with mixed beech forests, at higher elevations with fir and spruce. Pine woods and meadows occur at higher altitudes. About 83% of the area is covered in forest.

In the variety and beauty of flora species, the following examples stand out as the most remarkable:

The summit of Malý Kriváň (1,671 m) in the foreground
Šútovo Waterfall

Fauna[edit]

The fauna includes:

Remarkable places[edit]

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