Protected Landscape Area Poľana
PROTECTED LANDSCAPE AREA POĽANA
Stratovolcano Polana (1458 meters above sea level) is a natural dominant feature in Podpoľanie Region. It is one of the largest extinct volcanos in Central Europe. In 1981 it became a protected area and in 1990 it was listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reservation, currently with an area of 20,360 ha.
Detva underneath Poľana
Photo: A. Ostrihoňová
Stratovolcano was created 13 to 15 million years ago. The crater – caldera with a diameter of six kilometers is the result of volcanic activity and follow-up erosion lasting for a long time.
Part of the protected landscape area Poľana - Biosphere Reservation - is also protected hunting area for breeding and research of deer, which is also the protected base for smaller protected areas to better protect of rare habitats and animal communities.
For more information, visit the web site of Protected Landscape Area - Biosphere Reservation Poľana www.chkopolana.eu/sprava-chko/.
Informations: Tourist office in Detva
Address: M. R. Štefánika 3214/2E, 962 12 Detva
(Next to LIDL supermarket, 1st floor)
Tel. No: +421 045 5459087
Fax: +421 045 5459091
Updated: 21st April 2011
Made up by: Anna Golianová, Town Hall - Development Department
Translated by: Mgr. Bohuslav Ilavský
Source: database of Town Hall - Development Department