Lysá hora

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Lysá hora
Lysa berg.JPG
Highest point
Elevation 1,323 m (4,341 ft)
Prominence 768 m (2,520 ft)
Isolation 54 km (34 mi)
Coordinates 49°32′45″N 18°26′51″E / 49.54583°N 18.44750°E / 49.54583; 18.44750Coordinates: 49°32′45″N 18°26′51″E / 49.54583°N 18.44750°E / 49.54583; 18.44750
Naming
Etymology Czech for bald mountain
Geography
Lysá hora is located in Czech Republic
Lysá hora
Lysá hora
Location in the Czech Republic
Location Frýdlant nad Ostravicí, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic
Parent range Moravian-Silesian Beskids
Geology
Mountain type Godulian Sandstone
Climbing
Easiest route paved road

Lysá hora (Czech pronunciation: [ˈlɪsaː ˈɦora]; Polish: Łysa Góra; German: Lysa-berg, Kahlberg, local dialect: Gigula) is the highest mountain of the Moravian-Silesian Beskids range in the Czech Republic and also of Cieszyn Silesia. It is one of the rainiest places of the country with an annual precipitation of over 1,500 mm (60 in). It is the 26th highest mountain in the Czech Republic.

Etymology[edit]

The name Lysá hora can be translated as bald mountain; the name came from the fact that Lysá hora had no trees. The place is first mentioned in a written document from 1261 as Lissa huera.

Tourism[edit]

Today, the mountain is also a small ski resort and a popular place for hiking in summer, attracting casual hikers, and fans of Nordic walking, running, cross-country skiing, and alpine skiing. The area has also hosted various sports competitions.[1][2][3][4]

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