Tatra Mountains

/tah"treuh/
a mountain range in N Slovakia and S Poland: a part of the central Carpathian Mountains. Highest peak, Gerlachovka, 8737 ft. (2663 m). Also called High Tatra.

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also called  High Tatras , Slovak  Vysoké Tatry , Polish  Tatry Wysokie 
 highest range of the Central Carpathians. The mountains rise steeply from a high plateau and extend for approximately 40 miles (64 km) along the Slovakian-Polish frontier, varying in width from 9 to 15 miles (14 to 24 km). About 300 peaks are identified by name and elevation, the highest being Gerlachovský (or Gerlach) Peak (8,711 feet [2,655 m]). Although it has no glaciers or permanent snowfields, the range otherwise resembles the Alps. South of the Váh River valley is the parallel Low Tatra range, rising to Ďumbier (6,703 feet [2,043 m]).

      The mountain slopes are covered with spruce woodlands to 6,300 feet, above which is an alpine zone. Fauna includes bears, chamois, marmots, and eagles. The Tatras have many high-lying lakes, hanging valleys, and summer and winter sports resorts. With the Slovakian-Polish frontier running along the summits, the area embraces two national parks: Tatra National Park (Poland), occupying 82 square miles (212 square km), and Tatry National Park (Slovakia), occupying 286 square miles (741 square km).

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