Geography

The characteristic features of the area of Komarno

The territory of the Komarno region is part of the Danubian lowland which takes up an area of 10 000 square kilometers. The whole area belongs to the so-called “Small Danubian basin” which is situated between the Alps and the Carpathians. It consists of two different parts. One of them is formed by the flood plain of the river Danube and its tributaries. This part is of  flat character and it is called the Danubian plains. The other one, the Danubian highlands, lies in the direction of the mountains from the Danubian plains. It is largely of hilly character.

Komarno is situated pretty much in the lowland. It is between 100 – 270 metres above the sea level.

It is not only the southern-most but also the lowest-lying place in Slovakia.

The Danubian lowland is formed by river aggradations covered in some places by sandy loess. Most of the materials were placed by the river Danube and this is the way how the river created an extensive 30-km-wide plain. Basically, it is possible to say that in the past this river with its dominant position formed and defined the character of the territory where Komarno is situated. Even today the river has a great influence on the area.

The collaboration of some other rivers – Váh, Nitra, “Little” Danube, Zitava - which flow through this region is very significant. These rivers together with the system of backwaters, swamps, open sheet of water, canals give the character of the Danubian lowland.

Thanks to its location, geomorphological development and advantageous climate there is a great potential for agriculture in this region. The growing season is very long which makes it possible to grow delicate crops too.