Basic information

Šumava National Park - the largest national park in the Czech Republic

Area:Šumava NP: 68 064 ha
 Šumava PLA: 99 624 ha (forms NP protection zone)

ŠUMAVA NATIONAL PARK

Forests: 80% (54 100 ha)
Non-forest land: 20% (13 900 ha)
Agricultural land: 9% (5 900 ha)
Water surfaces, streams: 1% (1 100 ha)
Other areas: 10% (6800 ha)
Urban area: 0,1% (66 ha)

Highest point: Plechý 1 378 above sea level
Lowest point: The valley of the Otava River near Rejštejn, 570 m above sea level

Glacial lakes: 5x
NP: Plešné, Laka, Prášilské
PLA: Černé (Black Lake), Čertovo (Devils Lake)

Declaration: NP: 20. 3. 1991, CR Government Regulation No. 163/1991 Coll.
Declaration: PLA: 27.12. 1963, Decree of the Ministry of Education and Culture No. 53855/63, amended by the Decree of the Ministry of Culture CSR No. 5954, dated 17.3. 1975
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