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The Pieniny Klippen Belt extends over 550 kilometres from western Slovakia to the Laborce valley in the East. The Pieniny Mountains are a distinct mountain range 35 kilometres long and 6 kilometres wide in the centre of this Belt; they lie between the Karpaty Zewnętrzne (Outer Carpathians), which are made up of soft sedimentary rock (so-called flysch), and the Karpaty Wewnętrzne (Inner Carpathians), comprised of hard crystal and limestone rocks. The Gorce and Sądecki Beskid mountains are found to the north and the Magura Spiska lies to the south of the Pieniny range. The most attractive part of the mountain range, from both natural and scenic points of view, is the Pieniny Właściwe range. The peaks here are beautifully jagged and the valleys often form rocky gorges. The northern faces slope gently into the valleys; the southern and eastern picturesque limestone cliffs (which are up to 300 metres high) drop down suddenly to the Dunajec river.

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