The endpoints where a continental divide meets the coast are not always definite, because the exact border between adjacent bodies of water is usually not clearly defined. The International Hydrographic Organizations publication Limits of Oceans and Seas defines exact boundaries of oceans, where a continental divide meets an endorheic basin, such as the Great Divide Basin of Wyoming, the continental divide splits and encircles the basin. In Africa, the most significant continental divide is the Congo-Nile Divide between the watersheds of the Nile and the Congo, passing through the area of the African Great Lakes. Between the Congo and the Sahara, a vast area drains into the endorheic Lake Chad, the interior of Antarctica receives very little precipitation, and that in the form of snow, and the continent is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. Therefore, Antarctica is not generally considered to have a continental divide, Australia has fewer distinct ocean boundaries and fewer prominent mountain ranges, which makes it hard to clearly and precisely define any one divide.
Much of the interior of the continent drains into the endorheic Lake Eyre Basin, eurasia has various divides, depending on the definition of ocean. It was of significance in Canadian history because it marked the boundary of Ruperts Land. The Continental Divide of the Americas, called the Great Divide, from there, it follows the crest of Mexicos Sierra Madre Occidental and extends to the tip of South America. It is crossed by the Panama Canal and by the two outlets of Isa Lake in Yellowstone National Park, the Eastern Continental Divide separates the watershed of the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic Ocean. It runs from the Twin Tiers of New York and Pennsylvania along the Appalachian Mountains to the tip of Florida, the city of Atlanta sits atop this divide. The Northern Divide, or Laurentian Divide, separates the watershed of the Atlantic Ocean from that of Hudson Bay, the divide traverses very flat terrain, especially in North Dakota, causing many travelers to believe the sign marking the divide is a joke.
The Saint Lawrence River Divide separates the Great Lakes Basin from the rest of the Atlantic Ocean watershed, two canals cross the divide, The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal crosses the Chicago Portage and connects Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River watershed. The Erie Canal connects Lake Erie to the Hudson River watershed, historically there were additional canals, e. g. the Ohio and Erie Canal, but most of these are no longer in operation. These lakes in Patagonia are moraine-dammed streams that used to drain to the Atlantic rather than the Pacific before the Pleistocene glaciations, borders of the continents Boundary Treaty of 1881 between Chile and Argentina nationalatlas. gov Continental Divides in North Dakota and North America by Mark A. Gonzalez. Excellent article on Americas other continental divides, map of drainage basins in Canada
Liptov is a historical and geographical region in northern Slovakia with around 140,000 inhabitants. The area is known by the German name Liptau, the Polish Liptów, the Hungarian Liptó. The name is derived from some Slavic personal name beginning with Ľub- with a possessive suffix -ov, Ľúbiť – to love, derived personal names are Ľubomír, Ľubota and others. Ľubtov - Ľubotas castle or his territory, the form Ľuptov has been preserved in Orava and in a frequent Slovak surname Ľupták. The first known inhabitants came to Liptov during the Neolithic age around 6000 years ago, celts represent an important time period of Liptov during the Iron Age. The Celtic tribal village can be seen in the site of Havránok near Liptovský Mikuláš. The first settlements of Slavic people in Liptov region began approximately in the 6th century BC, the first written evidence about Liptov came from 1231 AD during the rule of the Hungarian king Andrew II when Liptov was a permanent comitatus of the Hungarian empire. The dissolution of Austro-Hungarian monarchy in 1918 led to the creation of Czechoslovakia as a successor country, after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993, Liptov became the region of present-day Slovakia.
There are currently three remains of castles that were built in the Liptov region and they are the Likava castle, the Liptov castle, and the Liptovský Hrádok castle. Liptov is a place where the legendary Slovak figure of the 17th and 18th Century and cultural centres of Liptov are the towns of Liptovský Mikuláš, Ružomberok and Liptovský Hrádok. Liptov is surrounded by the highest mountains in Slovakia, High Tatras, West Tatras and Chočské vrchy from the north, Low Tatras from the south, the longest Slovak river of Váh runs through Liptov and fills the important water reservoir of Liptovská Mara. There are two Slovak national parks with the highest level of protection in the territory of Liptov, they are the Tatra National Park, Liptov is one of the most visited regions in Slovakia. The list of museums and galleries include, Liptov Museum and Ľudovít Fulla Gallery in Ružomberok, bohúň and the Centre of Koloman Sokol in Liptovský Mikuláš. Liptov has a tradition of folklore culture. The annual folklore festival in the village of Východná is the biggest folklore event in Slovakia attracting thousands of visitors all around Europe.
The Liptov region has a number of fine churches, in Svätý Kríž, south of the reservoir, is a large articular wooden church belonging to the same group as the one in Hronsek, near Banská Bystrica. This is one of the largest wooden buildings in Europe and. And in the village of Nižné Matiašovce, at the start of the precipitous route from Liptov to Zuberec, is a beautiful wooden-roofed church with defensive stone walls
Hranovnica is a village and municipality in Poprad District in the Prešov Region of northern Slovakia. In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1294, the municipality lies at an altitude of 613 metres and covers an area of 32.662 km². It has a population of about 2860 people, hranovnica is one of the startpoints to Slovenský raj mountain area. The village has a good tourist infrastructure
The High Tatras or High Tatra Mountains, are a mountain range along the border of northern Slovakia in the Prešov Region, and southern Poland in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. They are a range of the Tatra Mountains chain, the mountain range borders Belianske Tatras to the east, Podtatranská kotlina to the south and Western Tatras to the west. The major part and all the highest peaks of the mountains are situated in Slovakia, the highest peak is Gerlachovský štít, at 2,655 metres. The first European cross-border national park was founded here—Tatra National Park—with Tatra National Park in Slovakia in 1948, the adjacent parks protect UNESCOs trans-border Tatra Biosphere Reserve. Fauna Many rare and endemic animals and plant species are native to the High Tatras and they include the Tatras endemic goat-antelope and critically endangered species, the Tatra chamois. Predators include Eurasian brown bear, Eurasian lynx, wolf, the Alpine marmot is common in the range. Flora Flora of the High Tatras includes, the endemic Tatra scurvy-grass, yellow saxifrage, ground covering net-leaved willow, Norway spruce, Swiss pine.
The 15 highest peaks of the High Tatras—all located in Slovakia—are, Kriváň,2494 meters, called Slovakias most beautiful mountain Rysy, the popular Polish−Slovak summit border crossing. Rysy has three peaks, the middle at 2,503 meters, the north-western at 2,499 meters, the north-western peak is the highest point of Poland. Slavkovský štít,2452 meters tall, within the Tatra National Park, czarny Staw pod Rysami -1,583 m,76 m deep. Wielki Staw Polski -1,664 m,79 m deep, Štrbské pleso -1,347 m,20 m deep. Veľké Hincovo pleso -1,945 m,54 m deep, popradské pleso -1,494 m,17 m deep. Zmrzlé pleso Ťažké pleso Ľadové pleso Batizovské pleso Veľké Spišské pleso -2,019 m,10 m deep, Veľké Žabie pleso -1,921 m,7 m deep Vysne Bielovoeske Zabie pleso -1,699 m,25 m deep. Nizne Bielovodske Zabie pleso -1,675 m,21 m deep, czarny Staw Gąsienicowy -1,624 m,51 m deep. The area is known for winter sports. Ski resorts include Štrbské pleso, Starý Smokovec and Tatranská Lomnica in Slovakia, the town of Poprad is the gateway to the Slovak Tatra resorts.
People The Górale people, a group of people with a distinctive traditional culture, are of the High Tatras and other mountain ranges. Ludwig Greiner identified Gerlachovský štít as the highest summit of the Tatra Mountains, and it is the highest point of Slovakia
Mengusovce is a village and municipality in Poprad District in the Prešov Region of northern Slovakia. It lies on the foothills of High Tatras, the municipality lies at an altitude of 825 metres and covers an area of 8.944 km². It has a population of about 610 people, in historical records the village was first mentioned in 1398. In Mengusovce is horse riding club, there are several penions and private accommodations. The village is known for its annual rodeo festival