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.: Town of Szczyrk / Location, fauna, flora
 
 
Location, fauna, flora


Szczyrk lies in the north-eastern part of Beskid Śląski mountain range, 15 km south of Bielsko - Biała and 17 km from Żywiec. It spreads along the upper segment of the Żylica River in the neighbourhood of the Salmopolska Pass. The area is 39 sq. km and it is located at the height from 460 to 600 m above sea level
Szczyrk spreads along the upper segment of the Żylica valley from Skalite and Magura up to the Salmopolska Pass. The city area reminds of quite a regular rectangle, whose vertexes are: Malinowska Rock, Grabowa, Klimczok and Skalite peaks. Szczyrk lies on the Żylica river, a stream that is left-bank tributary of the Soła river, whose sources are on the slopes of Malinowska Rock.

With 9 districts, Szczyrk is part of the Bielsko county. It borders on the following districts: Buczkowice, Lipowa, Wilkowice, Wisła and Brenna. Inhabited hamlets are: Skalite, Zapalenica, Dunacie, Czyrna, Malinów, Pośrednie, Salmopol, Kotarz, Grapy, Migdały, Beskid, Biła, Podmagura, Więzikówka and Bieniatka. The passes close to Szczyrk include: Przegib and Siodło on the side of Godziszka, Salmopolska Pass on the side of Wisła and Karkoszczonka on the side of Brenna, the highest peak: Skrzyczne - 1257 m above sea level Szczyrk lies in the transitional zone of humid sea climate from Western Europe and dry Eastern European climate. It is characterized by great unsteadiness of weather, and polar sea air predominates here throughout the whole year. An important factor of climate are strong winds, but the mountains surrounding the town moderate them to a significant extent. In the time of spring and fall, vicious are foehn winds that badly affect comfort and mood. In the winter, snow cover lingers from December until April. Particularly favourable climate features are: clean mountain air, strong insolation, favourable system of temperatures and good air humidity. Climate is favourable for convalescence after respiratory system and heart diseases. It also alleviates nervous exhaustion.

The wealth of the natural environment in Szczyrk improves its qualities for rest and recreation, and particularly it is a landscape with varied vegetal world with the dominance of spruce and beech forests, covering entire mountain slopes. The flora is present in the form of typical mountain flora zones: upper layers are coated with fir and beech forest with the addition of spruce, ash, sycamore, maple and larch; lower layers are dominated by spruce and fir. Forests account for 68.2% of the Szczyrk area, what gives 2669 hectares.

In the forests one may encounter: roe deers, martens, badgers and foxes. Wild boars can be found in variable numbers. On mountain slopes one may encounter popular blindworm, salamander, grass snake and viper. Trouts and graylings live in Żylica.



     
     

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