Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe World Heritage Site

Official name
Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe | UNESCO
Country
Slovakia
Continent
Europe
Location
49.9700° Lat, 22.3388° Lon
Code
1133
Time Zone
Europe/Bratislava, CEST +0200
Current Time
Category
Natural
Description
Inscribed 2007. This transboundary property stretches over 12 countries. Since the end of the last Ice Age, European Beech spread from a few isolated refuge areas in the Alps, Carpathians , Dinarides , Mediterranean and Pyrenees over a short period of a few thousand years in a process that is still ongoing. The successful expansion across a whole continent is related to the tree’s adaptability and tolerance of different climatic, geographical and physical conditions.