Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst (1995, 2000)

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The variety of formations and the fact that they are concentrated in a restricted area means that the 712 caves currently identified make up a typical temperate-zone karstic system. 

Because they display an extremely rare combination of tropical and glacial climatic effects, they make it possible to study geological history over tens of millions of years.

  • Slovakia 1997. The karst caves of Slovakia. 

This property is a transboundary property, that stretches into neighbouring Hungary, where similar caves are found. Also such natural caves are found in Slovenia in the former Yugoslav Republic on the Balkan Peninsula. 

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Other World Heritage Sites in Slovakia (on this site). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Slovakia section, for further information on the individual properties. 

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