Region of Gemer and Malohont

Location: Banskobystrický kraj, okres Rimavská Sobota, Rimavská Sobota

GPS: N48°22'60'' E20°1'6''

The territory of Gemer lies in the south of central Slovakia. In the 19th century, the region of Malohont with the centre in Rimavská Sobota was annexed to that of Gemer.

Part of the National park of Slovenský raj lies in the north of Gemer and neighbours with the National park of Muránska planina with uncountable threatened plant and animal species and a unique karstic relief. The National Park of Slovenský kras situated in the southern and south-eastern parts of Gemer was designated in 2002. Caves and abysses of the karst are inscribed in the UNESCO List of the World Natural and Cultural Heritage.

Among the cultural and historic monuments the castles (Krásna Hôrka) or their ruins (Muráň), numerous manor houses (the most beautiful is undoubtedly  the manor in Betliar) and many churches dispersed along the branch of Gothic Way, are of interest for visitors.

Districts: Rimavská Sobota, Revúca, partly Rožňava.

Source: Vydavateľstvo DAJAMA