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Category: Cities, Local time: 16:21:40, Altitude: 659m, Official WWW website:

Oravska Polhora is the northernmost village in Slovakia . It lies in the Žilina Region, in the Orava Beskids, near the border with Poland . About 3 km west from the centre of the village is the border crossing Oravska Polhora - Korbielow .


The history of Oravska Polhora dates back to the prehistoric times. The first written mention of the village comes from 1588. The residents lived largely on cattle breeding and production of rafts. Two dams were built here during the 18th century. They served for putting the rafts on the water. The remnants of the dams are visible even today.


Oravska Polhora also boasts with a tradition of the violin and bagpipes making. Since 1999 a festival called Gajdovačka has been taking a place here. The lovers of musical instruments from all over Europe meet here every year.

Mount Babia and its Surroundings

The highest peak of the Beskids - Mount Babia stands in the local Orava Beskids. Oravska Polhora is an ideal place for a peaceful winter and summer holidays. The village of Oravska Polhora has approximately 3,600 inhabitants today.

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GPS: 49.5186, 19.4489
Altitude: 659 m
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Last update: 2012-10-22 03:01:18

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