Small Fatra (Slovak. Malá Fatra), mountain range in the Žilina region in Slovakia, part of the Fatra-Tatra Area. The highest point – Mount Krivan, Velky (1708 m). Mala Fatra is famous for its numerous gorges and waterfalls and rock formations.
The core of the mountain range formed by granite rocks, but with most of the ridge is formed by folded rocks such as dolomite and limestone.
Interestingly, Mala Fatra above Large. Mala Fatra is divided into two parts:
Luchanskaya or Lucania (the highest mountain here Velka Luka, 1476 m)
Krivanskaya (within it is a great Vrátna Valley, which is archaic and picturesque village Stefanova).
Lesser Fatra is the western border of the historic region Turets. The mountain range Mala Fatra was declared a national park in 1988 year. On the territory of Malá Fatra is fourteen protected natural reservations.