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Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst

Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst: “

Richard Orr:

{{Infobox World Heritage Site
| WHS = Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
| Image = [[Image:Domica Cave 22.jpg|300px]]
| State Party = {{HUN}} and {{SVK}}
| Type = Natural
| Criteria = viii
| ID = 725-858
| Region = [[List of World Heritage Sites in Europe|Europe and North America]]
| Year = 1995
| Session = 19th
| Extension = 2000
| Link =

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.

World Heritage Site includes seven components. They are [[Aggtelek]], Szendrő-Rudabánya Hill, and Esztramos Hill in Hungary, and [[Dobšinská Ice Cave]], Koniar plateau, Plešivec plateau, and neighbourhood of Silica and Jasov in Slovakia. Caves included are:

*[[Aggtelek National Park|Baradla]] and [[Domica]] complex
*[[Gombasek Cave]]
*[[Silica Ice Cave]]
*[[Dobsinska Ice Cave]]
*[[Ochtinská Aragonite Cave]]
*[[Jasovská Cave]]

*{{cite web
|url =
|title = Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
|accessdate = 2008-10-01
|work = UNESCO World Heritage Centre}}

{{World Heritage Sites in Slovakia}}
{{World Heritage Sites in Hungary}}

(Via Wikipedia – New pages [en].)

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