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Splendours of Our Homeland
The Dunajec Gap
Catalogue Number:  199
Stamp Design:  Róbert Jančovič
Stamp Engraving:  Arnold Feke
Date of Issue:  January 1, 2000
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Print Technology:  Rotary recess printing from flat plates combined with offset
Size of Impression:  23.0 mm x 40.0 mm
Print Run:  280,000
FDC Design:  Róbert Jančovič
FDC Engraving:  Arnold Feke
Cancellation Design:  Róbert Jančovič
FDC Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
FDC Print Technology:  Recess printing from flat plates
FDC Print Run:  10,000

Dunajec river - flow of Visla river from the right side. It creates a 17 km long state border from Slovakia with Poland. In the section between Červený Kláštor and Szczawnica Nižna Dunajec river cuts the Pieniny mountains through a deep gap valley with five dug meanders. By erosive activity Dunajec river created a deep enclosed gap valley with dropped and varied rocky figures on the slopes.

The gap was formed already in pliocene, this fact is testified by the erosive tablelands in the altitude 120 - 150 m above the valley. Kláštorná hora, Holica, Kače and Kyčera jet out above the gap, on the right side of Dunajec. On the Polish side of the gap the peak Tri Koruny (Three Crowns) dominated.

The Dunajec gap, one of the most beautiful gaps in Europe, is a state nature reserve (declared in 1967). It is the part of the Pieniny National Park and the most valuable territory of it from the viewpoint of natural science and landscape.

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