Geoparks under preparation
Little Carpathian Mountains Geopark:
The concept of the geopark is based on the creation of the individual geo-montanic areas that, even if they will act autonomously, will form an integrated unit – geopark. The factor that will considerably help the implementation of the project Little Carpathian Mountains Geopark is the existence of a big number of hobby groups, organizations and civic associations actively participating in the implementation of activities in the sphere of tourism and promotion of geo sciences in the hobby area. Our effort is to join these entities into the mutual cooperation with the target of implementation of the joint project.
The territory of „Sandberg-Pajstun Geopark” occupies wider surroundings of the capital of Slovakia – Bratislava, it is well-known for tourists and visited by them frequently. This territory is characterized with a varied geological structure in a small territory, the result of which are various forms of relief. In its territory, the Protected Landscape Area (CHKO) Little Carpathian Mountains and partially the Protected Landscape Area (CHKO) Záhorie and the Protected Landscape Area (CHKO) Dunajské luhy are situated. It spreads over the territory of the Region of Bratislava in three districts: Bratislava IV, Malacky and Pezinok. More information on the geopark under preparation can be found at:
From the administrative perspective, the territory of Zemplín covers the districts of Trebišov and Michalovce in the Košice Self-governing Region. From the perspective of tourism regionalization in the SR, the territory is a part of the tourism sub-region Tokaj Hills belonging to the tourism region Dolný Zemplín. Unlike a widely concepted territory called Zemplín that has been defined in the updated Concept of Geoparks in the SR as a territory with the perspective of its incorporation among geoparks, the current territory is concretized and defined with penetrations of borders of more territories, economic interests and local activities, with respect to the densest possible concentration of phenomena worthy of the touristic presentation. Therefore, the territory of Zemplín Hills is proposed as dominant together with Vineyard region of Tokaj, in the penetration with the borders of interesting geological phenomena in the near surroundings and with areas with any other touristic and cultural and social activities (the proposed territory).
Taking into consideration the possibility of interconnection to the territory of Hungary, therefore, the proposed territory is defined in the southern-western part of the district of Trebišov (in the cadastral districts of the municipalities of Borša, Brehov, Brezina, Byšta, Cejkov, Čerhov, Černochov, Hraň, Hrčeľ, Kašov, Kazimír, Klin nad Bodrogom, Kysta, Ladmovce, Luhyňa, Malá Bara, Malá Tŕňa, Malý Kamenec, Michaľany, Novosad, Sirník, Slovenské Nové Mesto, Somotor, Streda nad Bodrogom, Veľaty, Veľká Tŕňa, Veľký Kamenec, Viničky, Zemplín, and Zemplínske Jastrabie) with the area of 332 km2 (the map included below).
However, the proposed territory is not binding either with its area or the number of cadastres, but it represents the minimal functional basis from the perspective of sustainability of the management of the potential geopark territory. The territory can be enlarged or reduced by the cadastres of municipalities or towns based on the existing links of cooperation and proving the permanent interest to participate voluntarily in the creation of the offer of tourism in the geopark.
The related documents are at disposal in the materials of the meeting of the Government of the SR at the following link: Report of the territory of Zemplín with the perspective of its including among geoparks