It stretches over hilly and mountain area of southern slopes of Å½umberaÄka gora and the Samoborsko gorje Area 333 kmÂ² The highest peaks Sveta Gera 1178 m, JapetiÄ‡ 880 m Administrative counties ZagrebaÄka Å¾upanija and KarlovaÄka Å¾upanija Towns Samobor, Jastrebarsko and Ozalj Local administrative districts Å½umberak, KraÅ¡iÄ‡ and KlinÄa Sela Areas of special protection âŸ© Countryside of special importance â€“ Slapnica near KraÅ¡iÄ‡ âŸ© Special reserve of woodland â€“ JapetiÄ‡ âŸ© Park â€“ forest â€“ OkiÄ‡ Grad with surrounding area
The area of Å½umberak and the Samoborsko gorje (Samoborsâ€™s surrounding hills) was designated a nature park as a protected natural resource by the Act of the Croatian parliament on 28th May, 1999. A nature park is a vast wild or partly cultivated area of countryside and/or sea, ecologically valuable on international or national level with important countryside, educational, cultural, historical, tourist and recreational resources. Å½umberak - Samoborsko gorje Nature Park covers around 333 kmÂ². Its basic aim is to protect and promote environmental and cultural beauties and resources of the area.