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Badín

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Badín (Erdőbádony) is a village and municipality of the Banská Bystrica District in the Banská Bystrica Region of central Slovakia. It is situated 13 km from the town of Banská Bystrica. Geography The village lies at an altitude of 374 metres, but the altitude of the municipality ranges from 311 to 1,222 metres because it is partly situated in the Kremnické vrchy mountains. The municipality covers an area of 10.211 km². Nature Badín is best known for a primeval forest Badínsky prales, which is strictly protected by the state against any human activity since 1913. It has an area of 30.70 hectares and additional 23.75 hectares are protected as a buffer zone. Dominant tree species are fir (Abies alba), beech (Fagus sylvatica), maple (Acer pseudoplatanus), ash (Fraxinus excelsior), and elm (Ulmus glabra). On average, fir threes achieve an age of 350–400 years and beech trees 210–230 years in Badínsky prales. The biggest living fir tree is 46 m tall with a stem
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