MÃ¡tra is a mountain range in northern Hungary, between the towns GyÃ¶ngyÃ¶s and Eger. The country's highest peak, KÃ©kestetÅ' (1014 m), belongs to this mountain range.
The MÃ¡tra (Slovak: Matra) is part of the North Hungarian Mountains and belongs by origin to the largest young volcanic zone of Europe. It is situated between the valleys of River Tarna and River Zagyva. The MÃ¡tra can be divided into several readily distinguishable parts. The highest point of the Western MÃ¡tra is Muzsla (805 m). The so-called Central MÃ¡tra consists of the plateau of MÃ¡trabÃ©rc (MÃ¡tra ridge) and the groups of the volcanic cones of GalyatetÅ' and KÃ©kestetÅ'. Steep, rugged slopes, screes, talus slopes and slides alternate with one another, covered with closed beech forests. Gentler slopes and parallel valleys flow down to the south, the largest of which is the so-called Nagy-vÃ¶lgy (Great Valley). The 'main entrance' to the MÃ¡tra was formed in parallel with the valley of Nagy-patak (Great Stream), ranging from MÃ¡trafÃ¼red to MÃ¡trahÃ¡za. From the vineyard-covered landscape of the foot of the MÃ¡tra travellers can arrive at the wooded mountains in a flash. To the east, after the steep escarpment of the 898-metre-high SaskÅ' (Eagle Stone), the 650-750-metre-high peaks of the Eastern MÃ¡tra follow one another. The northern part of the mountain range is called MÃ¡tralÃ¡ba (the MÃ¡tra's feet). This is a hilly area covered with 250-400-metre-high small volcanic cones, with mostly cultivated arable lands.
- GyÃ¶ngyÃ¶s (including MÃ¡trafÃ¼red)
- Geography of Hungary
- North Hungarian Mountains
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