Tlstá

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Tlstá
Tlstá a Ostrá (Veľká Fatra).jpg
Tlstá (left) and Ostrá (right) mountains
Highest point
Elevation 1,373.3 m (4,506 ft)
Coordinates 48°56′28″N 19°05′22″E / 48.94111°N 19.08944°E / 48.94111; 19.08944Coordinates: 48°56′28″N 19°05′22″E / 48.94111°N 19.08944°E / 48.94111; 19.08944
Naming
Etymology fat in Slovak
Geography
Tlstá is located in Slovakia
Tlstá
Tlstá
Location in Slovakia
Location Martin, Žilina, Slovakia
Parent range Greater Fatra
Geology
Mountain type limestone and dolomite

Tlstá (meaning fat in Slovak) is a mountain in the Bralná Fatra part of the Greater Fatra Range, measuring 1,373.3 m (4,506 ft). It is located over the Turiec Valley, rising steaply nearly 1,000 m (3,300 ft) above the valley bottom. It has rugged slopes with many rock spires and rock terraces under the grass-covered summit. With its well-preserved forests, rare plants and many karst caves in the massif, the mountain and its surrounding area were declared a National Nature Reserve in 1981, covering an area of 30.66 km2 (11.84 sq mi). Together with the opposite Ostrá Mountain and Gader Valley beneath them, they create one of the most valuable and picturesque parts of the Greater Fatra Range.

References[edit]

  • Brandos, Otakar (2004). Veľká Fatra, Šípska Fatra. Ostrava: SKY. ISBN 80-86774-02-3. 
  • VKÚ Harmanec (2003). Veľká Fatra. Edícia turistických máp 1:50000. Harmanec: VKÚ. ISBN 80-8042-044-0.