Beskids


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Beskids

(bĕs`kĭdz), Czech and Slovak Beskydy, Pol. Beskidy (bĕskē`dē), mountain range of the Carpathians, extending c.200 mi (320 km) along Poland's border with the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The highest peak, Babia Góra (Slovak Babí Hora) rises to 5,658 ft (1,725 m). The Dunajec River divides the range into eastern and western sections. The Vistula River rises in the Western Beskids. Several passes, notably Jablunkov, Dukla, and Vlara, cross the range. The Beskids are heavily forested. Rich in coal and once having large deposits of iron ore, the Beskids became an iron and steel center in the 18th cent.; the largest plants are now located at Ostrava and Třineco, in the Czech Republic. There are numerous tourist attractions and winter resorts in the mountains.
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Distancing himself from Warsaw literary life, Stasiuk lives in the Beskids Mountains on the Polish-Slovak border, where in 1996 he and his wife, Monika Snajderman, founded the small publishing house Czarne Publishers to publish contemporary Polish and Central European literature, including many of Stasiuk's own works.
Different erosional-denudational properties of the unit are markedly reflected in the morphology of the Moravian-Silesian Beskids and their foothills.
Cooley's field research preceded the rise to popularity of the Golec Brothers, folk-pop musicians who are not, in fact, from Podhale but from the Beskids near Zywiec.