Śnieżnik Landscape Park

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Śnieżnik Landscape Park
Śnieżnicki Park Krajobrazowy
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Zawada i Śnieżnik z Suszycy.jpg
View of Śnieżnik from Mount Suszyca
Location Lower Silesian Voivodeship
Coordinates 50°14′30″N 16°48′30″E / 50.24167°N 16.80833°E / 50.24167; 16.80833Coordinates: 50°14′30″N 16°48′30″E / 50.24167°N 16.80833°E / 50.24167; 16.80833
Area 288.00 km²
Established 1981


Śnieżnik Landscape Park (Śnieżnicki Park Krajobrazowy) is a protected area (Landscape Park) in south-western Poland, established in 1981, and covering an area of 288.00 square kilometres (111.20 sq mi). It is located in the Śnieżnik Massif and the Golden Mountains, two shorter mountain ranges in the Eastern Sudetes, along the border with the Czech Republic. It is part of the Krkonose / Karkonosze transboundary biosphere reserve, mixed mountain and highland system, bearing UNESCO designation.[1]

The Landscape Park takes its name from the highest peak in the range, Śnieżnik (1,424 m),[2] which forms a triangle with (similarly sounding) Śnieżka, as well as Ślęża peaks, further apart, connected by a red hiking trail only for qualified tourists.[3]

Location[edit]

The Śnieżnik Landscape Park lies within Lower Silesian Voivodeship: in Kłodzko County (Gmina Bystrzyca Kłodzka, Gmina Kłodzko, Gmina Lądek-Zdrój, Gmina Międzylesie, Gmina Stronie Śląskie) and Ząbkowice Śląskie County (Gmina Złoty Stok).

Within the Landscape Park are five nature reserves.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ UNESCO (2007). "Krkonose / Karkonosze; Czech Republic / Poland". General Description. Biosphere Reserve Information. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Retrieved January 13, 2013.  (See: UNESCO brochure in PDF).
  2. ^ Wirtualne Stronie Slaskie (2007–2013). Masyw Śnieżnika - najwyższe pasmo górskie Sudetów Wschodnich (in Polish). Europejski Fundusz na rzecz Rozwoju Obszarow Wiejskich: Europa. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ Krzysztof Strasburger. "Śnieżka, Śnieżnik i Ślęża". Co to jest turystyka idiotyczna (in Polish). Retrieved January 14, 2013.