Poprad, the third largest town of the eastern Slovakia (and the tenth Slovak largest town) is approximately situated on the 49° north latitude and the 20° east longitude. The Poprad Town is located in the broad steady, highly situated valley on both sides of the Poprad River. In the northern part of the town, the massif of the High and Belianské Tatras is spreaded, in the eastern part, it is the Levoča mountain chain, in the south, there is a low highland of the Kozie chrbty, and in the west, there are heights of the Štrbské dividing ridge. The High Tatras massif hightens the valley approximately at 2,000m. In the town surroundings agricultural lands are located, which transfer into continuos forest complex. In a picturesque clearway of the High Tatras, since 1946, the history of so called Great Poprad, which has penetrated the awareness of both Slovaks and the international community as a gateway to the smallest European alpine mountains.Social, economic, and geographical significance of the town results from its advantageous transport location at the E50 road of the international significance and a main railway route Košice-Bratislava with a connection to the Czech Republic and Ukraine as well as the aerial connection, provided by the international airport Poprad - Tatry (belonging to the airports with the highest location in Europe – 718 m above sea level).
For more information see also city web page www.poprad.sk
The High Tatras mountains are situated in the northern part of Slovakia, on the border with Poland. In 1949 it was declared to be the first Slovak national park (TANAP) and in 1993 it was tog…