Malá Fatra National Park

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Malá Fatra National Park
Národný park Malá Fatra
IUCN category II (national park)
Velky Rozsutec.jpg
LocationWest Slovakia
Coordinates49°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
Area226.3 km2 (87.37 mi2)
Established1 April 1988
Governing bodySpráva 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.


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


The fauna includes:

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