- Site number:1051
- Area:622 ha
- Designation date:02-02-2001
- Coordinates:48°29'N 20°28'E
Domica. 02/02/01; Kosice Region; 622 ha; 48°29'N 020°28'E. Protected Landscape Area, UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, World Heritage site. Sub-surface wetlands (types Zk(b) and Ts, permanent subterranean streams, lakes, wetlands with diverse subterranean fauna), discovered in 1926; part of the 25km-long Domica-Baradla Cave System, the largest subterranean hydrological system of the plateau karst shared by Slovakia and Hungary, in the natural functioning of which it plays a substantial hydrological, biological, and ecological role. The site has special value for a large number of endemic and rare plant and animal species, especially subterranean hydrobionts. The cave system has important tourism functions, with guided tours by boat and foot, electric lighting, and a visitors' centre, and a signposted transborder nature trail surrounds the area on the surface. The cave also has very significant archeological remains of Paleolithic and Neolithic occupancy. Ramsar site no. 1051.Most recent RIS information: 2007.
Domica Ramsar Site is part of the "Domica – Baradla Cave System" Transboundary Ramsar Site together with Baradla Cave System and related wetlands Ramsar Site (No. 1092) in Hungary, declared in 2001.
- Global international designation:
- World Heritage site
- UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
- National legal designation:
- protected landscape area
- national nature monument
- part of the Slovak Karst National Park
- Last publication date:01-01-2007