Facts about The Krkonossky national park
- Total area covered: 550 sq.km. including the buffer zone
- Altitude: 400 - 1603 (Snezka) m a.s.l.
- Average annual temperature: +6°C to 0°C
- Precipitation: 800 - 1600 mm per year, snow 150 - 300 cm (to 180 days a year)
- Flowering plants: over 1300 species
- Vertebrates: 240 species (57 mammals, 165 birds)
- Tourist paths: 800 km of marked summer and winter paths
- Groomed cross-country ski tracks: approx. 500 km
The National Park is divided into several zones with different natural conditions and subjects of conservation.
- Nature zone, where the aim is to conserve entire areas and allow natural processes to continue undisturbed.
- Close-to-nature zone, where the aim is to achieve conditions found in natural ecosystems.
- Focused nature management zone, aiming to maintain or improve the condition of ecosystems which are significant from the point of view of biological diversity, where their existence depends on human activity, or where the aim is to renew close-to-nature ecosystems.
- Cultural landscape zone.
In administrative terms, the KRNAP and its buffer zone lies in the Trutnov, Semily and Jablonec nad Nisou districts. Its eastern part lies in the Kralovehradecky (Hradec Kralove) Region, namely 65% of the area and 45 administrative areas in 16 municipalities, and its western part in the Liberecky Region, namely 35% of the area and 29 administrative areas in 13 municipalities.
- Submontane; 480 - 800 m a.s.l. - deciduous and mixed forests
- Montane; 800 - 1200 m a.s.l. - spruce forests, mountain grasslands
- Subalpine; 1200 - 1450 m a.s.l. - dwarf pine growths, peat bogs, corries
- Alpine; 1450 - 1602 m a.s.l. - lichen, grassland and rock tundra