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Kościelec view 2.jpg
Świnica mountain seen from Kościelec
Highest point
Elevation2,301 m (7,549 ft)
Prominence383 m (1,257 ft)
Coordinates49°13′10″N 20°00′33″E / 49.21944°N 20.00917°E / 49.21944; 20.00917
Świnica is located in Slovakia
Location in Slovakia
LocationPoland - Slovakia
Parent rangeTatras

Świnica (Polish) or Svinica (Slovak) is a mountain in the main crest of the High Tatras, on the Polish-Slovak border. The main peak is at 2,301 m AMSL. A marked trail leads through the summit. The Polish name Świnica (derivative form of a pig or swine) was given to this summit in the mid 19th century. It probably refers to the resemblance of the peak to silhouette of a swine. Another, doubtful explanation, is that the summit was difficult to reach.