Galičica National Park
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The protected area within the FYROM forms part Galičican mountain range situated between the lakes of Ohrid and Prespa. The range extends south across the Albanian border. The park covers 205km2. The area to the south of the pass of Polce is called the Stara Galičica while that to the north is known as Galičica .
The park is recognised as an Internationally Important Plant Area .
The national park was founded in 1958.
A north - south, frequently karstic, limestone ridge which rises to around 2265m . The park slopes steeply to the east and west with a central karstic plateau. Forest vegetation occurs to a altitude of around 1900m and is spreading due to cessation of grazing pressure associated with population decreases. .
The following towns are inside the Galičica National Park:
Flora and Fauna
The park supports round 1600 vascular plant taxa  including 21 threatened species. Three species of global conservation concern: Fritillaria gussichiae, Malus florentina and Pinus heldreichii var. leucodermis. Some species are especially important for plant conservation due to their extremely small range (Crocus cvijicii, Centaurea soskae, Ajuga piskoi, Rindera graeca) or over exploitation (Nepeta ernesti-mayeri and Sideritis raeseri).15 species have their locus classicus at this site (the place where they were first collected and described). Ramonda serbica a Habitats Directive and Bern Convention species is also present .
Forest types in the park include
Are frequent at high altitudes. Semi-alpine beech (Fagus sylvatica) woodlands occur on Stara Galičica near the border with Albania. These forests are the highest in the park and supports species such as Polystichum lonchitis, Sanicula europaea and the Balkan endemic Asyneuma pichleri. Also present at high altitudes on Stara Galičica are mixed coniferous and beech forests supporting Abies × borisii-regis.
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Accommodations are available at Ohrid.