Dating site on slovekia 2016

11 May

Snow remains on the higher peaks into the summer months.Although Slovakia is a small country, its varied topography supports a wide variety of vegetation.Despite the Hungarians’ drive to Magyarize the multiethnic population of their kingdom, by the 19th century the Slovaks had created a heavily mythologized identity, linking themselves with the 9th-century Slavic kingdom of Great Moravia.Because they lacked a national dynasty, patron saints, and a native aristocracy or bourgeoisie, their national hero became the 18th-century outlaw Jánošík, sometimes called the Slovak Robin Hood.More-authentic Slovak culture survives in the cities of the central highlands and in the country’s many villages. They consist of a system of three regions of east-west-trending ranges—Outer, Central, and Inner—separated by valleys and intermontane basins.Two large lowland areas north of the Hungarian border, the Outer Western Carpathians to the north extend into the eastern Czech Republic and southern Poland and contain the Little Carpathian (Slovak: Malé Karpaty), Javorníky, and Beskid mountains.

The upper reaches of the southern river valleys are covered with brown forest soils, while podzols dominate the central and northern areas of middle elevation. Slovakia’s easterly position gives it a more continental climate than that of the Czech Republic.

Agriculture and timber cutting have diminished the republic’s original forest cover, but approximately two-fifths of its area is still forested.

Forestland is most extensive in the mountainous districts.

The forests in the western Beskid Mountains on the Czech-Slovak border and those in central Slovakia near Žiar nad Hronom are among the most endangered.

The major forest types include the oak-grove assemblages of the Podunajská Lowland, the beech forests of the lower elevations of the Carpathians, and the spruce forests of the middle and upper slopes.