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National Nature Reserve
Country Slovakia
Region Prešov
District Snina
Municipality Nová Sedlica
Part of Poloniny National Park
Range Bukovske vrchy
Coordinates 05|N|22|32|E|type:landmark_region:SK name=


Highest point
 - elevation 1,208 m (3,963 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 620 m (2,034 ft)
Area 761.49 ha (1,882 acres)
Plant European beech
Founded 1908
 - current category 1993
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Name Primeval beech forests of the Carpathians
Year 2007 (#31)
Number 1133
Criteria ix
Location in Slovakia
Location in Slovakia
Location of Prešov in the Prešov Region (East)
Location of Prešov in the Prešov Region (East)

Stužica is a uniquely preserved and undisturbed primeval beech forest of the Eastern Carpathians range. It is located in Slovakia and borders with Poland and Ukraine. The forest has been protected since 1908 and in 1993 the area was upgraded to a National Nature Reserve. In 2007 Stužica and several other locations in the range were declared part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Together with six components in Ukraine they form Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians with outstanding universal value.



External links

  • Stužica Virgin Forest
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