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The Holy Cross Mountains

Posted on: March 30, 2009

Hello! I’m Iza. Iwould like to tell you about the Świętokrzyskie Mountains (Holy Cross Mountain which are a mountain range in central Poland, in the vicinity of the city of Kielce. In most part the chain consists of a number of separate ranges, the highest of which is Łysogóry. The two highest peaks are Łysica at 612 meters (2008 ft) and Łysa Góra at 593 meters (1946 ft). Together with the Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska the mountains form a region called the Lesser Poland Upland (Wyżyna Małopolska). Their area is 1684 km² (650 mi²). Approximate location is 50°53′N 20°55′E / 50.883°N 20.917°E / 50.883; 20.917. The Świętokrzyskie Mountains are one of the oldest mountain ranges in Europe. They were formed during the Caledonian orogeny of the Silurian period and then rejuvenated in the Hercynian orogeny of the Upper Carboniferous period. From the early Middle Ages the mountains were a place of extensive copper and iron mining. Later they were also a significant site of limestone and red sandstone extraction. At present, the center part of the mountains contains the Świętokrzyski National Park. The name, Holy Cross Mountains, refers to a Christian relic from a nearby Benedictine monastery on Łysa Góra, said to be a small piece of wood from the Cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified.

The Holy Cross Mountains

The Holy Cross Mountains

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1 Response to "The Holy Cross Mountains"

Thanks Iza for your information about the Holy Cross Mountains. I liked it very much. I don’t know anything about these mountains.
Joan

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