Tatra Mountains of Southern Poland • Earth.comTatra Mountains

Last update: May 28th, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Tatra Mountains of Southern Poland. The Tatra Mountains in the Carpathian mountain range of southern Poland are home to the hard-working Polish highlanders and unparalleled natural beauty, especially in winter. The remote topography has saved this wonderful area from over-development.

The Tatra Mountains, Tatras, or Tatra (Tatry either in Slovak (pronounced [ˈtatri]) or in Polish (pronounced [ˈtatrɨ]) – plurale tantum), is a mountain range that forms a natural border between Slovakia and Poland. They are the highest mountain range in the Carpathian Mountains. The Tatras should not be confused with the Low Tatras (Slovak: Nízke Tatry), which are located south of the Tatra Mountains in Slovakia. NASA’S view.

The Tatra Mountains occupy an area of 785 square kilometres (303 sq mi), of which about 610 square kilometres (236 sq mi) (77.7%) lie within Slovakia and about 175 square kilometres (68 sq mi) (22.3%) within Poland. The highest peak, called Gerlach, at 2,655 m (8710 ft), is located north of Poprad, entirely in Slovakia. The highest point in Poland, Rysy, at 2,499 m (8200 ft), is located south of Zakopane, on the border with Slovakia. Tatra Mountains of Southern Poland

The Tatras’ length, measured from the eastern foothills of the Kobylí vrch (1109 m) to the southwestern foot of Ostrý vrch (1128 m), in a straight line, is 57 km (35 mi) (or 53 km (33 mi) according to some),and strictly along the main ridge, 80 km (50 mi). The range is only 19 km (12 mi) wide.The main ridge of the Tatras runs from the village of Huty at the western end to the village of Ždiar at the eastern end.

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