Beskid Mountains – natural wonder of Czech Republic

Beskid Mountains – natural wonder of Czech Republic
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StampNews.com got to know that Czech Post is to issue new stamps depicting gorgeous Beskid Mountains and their residents- various animals. This issue will be available for purchasing from the 3d of September.

The Beskid Mountains are located in northeastern Moravia in Wallachia, in the southeast of Czech Silesia, in southern Poland, and in northern Slovakia in the Orava region. The Beskids are mostly forested mountains with rounded peaks, with rocks only occasionally protruding from the surface. The highest peak is Babí hora (1725 m), located on the border between Poland and Slovakia in the area of the Orava and the Zywiec Beskids.

The Beskids generally have the character of central mountains permeated by a number of aulacogen and basin depressions. Typically, they are a range of parallel mountains arranged one after the other and bound to the occurrence of more resistant rocks. They usually contain smoothly sculpted reliefs, whose morphology reflects the composition of flysch rock substrate (sandstones, conglomerates and clay stone shale).

The Beskids are home to typical mountain and forest animals, such as deer, wild boar, foxes, martens, badgers, bears, wolves, lynxes and wild cats. Visitors can also see birds, such as tits, thrushes, woodpeckers, wood grouse, lesser-spotted eagles, short-toed eagles, buzzards, ravens, hazel grouse and eagle-owls.

The stamps are the following: badger (Meles meles), CZK 13, wild cat (Felis silvestris), CZK 17, two bears (Ursus arctos), CZK 21, two wolves (Canis lupus) and (Nucifraga caryocatactes), CZK 25.

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