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Monday, June 18, 2012

The Amazing Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

litvice National Park in Croatia is considered to be one of the most beautiful natural sights in Europe.

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The lakes are situated on the eponymous Plitvice plateau, between the mountains of Lička Plješevica (Gornja Plješevica peak 1,640 m), Mala Kapela (Seliški Vrh peak at 1,280 m) and Medveđak (884 m).

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 The sixteen lakes are separated into an upper and lower cluster formed by runoff from the mountains, descending from an altitude of 636 m to 503 m over a distance of some eight km, aligned in a south-north direction.

 The lakes collectively cover an area of about two km², with the water exiting from the lowest lake to form the Korana River. The lakes are divided into the 12 Upper Lakes (Gornja jezera) and the four Lower Lakes.

The whole region of Plitvice is a national park, and the plitvice lakes are one of the main attractions of the inland part of Croatia, situated in Lika region of Croatia, in the midst of the Dinaric Alps.


Plitvice Lakes National Park in Winter

Amazing Waterfall

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