OverviewPapuk is the largest mountain in the Slavonia region in eastern Croatia. The eastern part of this mountain range is called Krndija. There is no significant difference between the character of Papuk and Krndija, and the two parts of the mountain range has no visible separation line. Papuk and Krndija together are stretching approximately in 60 km length, and the maximal width of the range is approximately 20 km.
The old Hungarian name of the mountain range is Papok-havasa.
The highest peak is called Papuk, and it is 953 m.a.s.l. This summit is accessible only by military people. This summit was the highpoint of the historic Verőce County of the Kingdom of Hungary between 1691 and 1918. Now it is the highpoint of Virovitica-Podravina County.
The highest and most impressive summit that can be climbed by anybody is Ivacka glava (913 m).
The area of Papuk is designated a nature park. The Papuk Geopark became the first Croatian Geopark and 30th member of the European and UNESCO Global Geoparks Network.
Red Tape: there are several minefields in the Papuk mountain range: around the highest summit, at the western slopes and on the north at the foot of the hills!
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