Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park

Coordinates: 36°47′00″N 02°06′00″W / 36.78333°N 2.10000°W / 36.78333; -2.10000
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Cabo de Gata-Níjar
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Arrecife de las Sirenas.
LocationProvince of Almería, Andalusia, Spain
Nearest cityAlmería
Coordinates36°47′00″N 02°06′00″W / 36.78333°N 2.10000°W / 36.78333; -2.10000
Area460 km2 (180 sq mi)
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 a natural park in the southeastern corner of Spain in the Province of Almería, Andalusia. 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 desert climate.

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

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

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