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.
Location

Almería Province, Andalusia,

Spain
Nearest city Almería
Area 460 km²
Established 1997
Visitors 500,000 (in 1998)
Governing body Junta de Andalucia
Official name Salinas del Cabo de Gata
Designated December 5, 1989 [1]

Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park is in the south-eastern corner of Spain. It is Andalusia'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. Retrieved 2014-10-06. 

Other websites[change | change source]

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