Stužica

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Stužica
National Nature Reserve
Stužica primeval forest, Slovakia.jpg
Country Slovakia
Region Prešov
District Snina
Municipality Nová Sedlica
Part of Poloniny National Park
Coordinates 49°05′N 22°32′E / 49.083°N 22.533°E / 49.083; 22.533Coordinates: 49°05′N 22°32′E / 49.083°N 22.533°E / 49.083; 22.533
Highest point
 - elevation 1,208 m (3,963 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 620 m (2,034 ft)
Area 761.49 ha (1,882 acres)
Plant European beech
Founded 1908
 - current category 1993
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Name Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany
Year 2007 (#31)
Number 1133
Criteria ix
Location in Slovakia
Location in Slovakia
Location in the Prešov Region (East)
Location in the Prešov Region (East)

Stužica is a uniquely preserved and undisturbed primeval beech forest of the Eastern Carpathians range. It is located in Slovakia and borders with Poland and Ukraine. The forest has been protected since 1908 and in 1993 the area was upgraded to a National Nature Reserve. In 2007 Stužica and several other locations in the range, including six components in Ukraine, were declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Five German components were added in 2011. Together they form Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany WH site with outstanding universal value.

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