Location and characteristics
The Podtatranská kotlina is oriented on an east-west axis and is around 80 km (50 mi) long and around 10 km (6.2 mi) wide in the north-south direction. It borders:
- Tatras in the north
- Spišská Magura in the north-east
- Levoča Hills in the east
- Kozie chrbty in the south-east
- Low Tatras in the south
- Greater Fatra in the south-west
- Choč Mountains in the north-west
The border between the former named basins is also the drainage divide; the Váh River drains western part of the area and flows into Danube, which flows into the Black Sea, and the Poprad River drains the eastern part and flows through Dunajec into Vistula, which flows into the Baltic Sea.
- Part or whole of the information is based on the corresponding article on the German Wikipedia
- Kopa, Ľudovít et al. (2006). The Encyclopaedia of Slovakia and the Slovaks. Bratislava, Slovakia: Encyclopaedic Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. ISBN 80-224-0925-1.