Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park

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Cabo de Gata-Níjar
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Arrecife de las Sirenas.jpg
Arrecife de las Sirenas.
LocationAlmería Province, Andalucia, Spain
Nearest cityAlmería
Coordinates36°47′00″N 02°06′00″W / 36.78333°N 2.10000°W / 36.78333; -2.10000Coordinates: 36°47′00″N 02°06′00″W / 36.78333°N 2.10000°W / 36.78333; -2.10000
Area460 km2 (180 sq mi)
Established1997
Visitors500,000 (in 1998)
Governing bodyJunta de Andalucia
Official nameSalinas del Cabo de Gata
DesignatedDecember 5, 1989 [1]

Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park is in the southeastern corner of Spain. It is Andalucia's largest coastal protected area. It is a wild and isolated landscape with some of Europe's most original geological features. It is the only region in Europe with a Warm Desert climate.

Cabo de Gata-Níjar was one of 100 finalists for the 12 Treasures of Spain in 2007.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ramsar List". Ramsar.org. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  2. "Lista de 100 finalistas de Nuestros 12 Tesoros de España". Sobreturismo.es. 27 November 2007. Retrieved 2014-10-06.

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