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Gros Morne National Park

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Gros Morne National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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The Tablelands in Gros Morne National Park
Map showing the location of Gros Morne National Park
Map showing the location of Gros Morne National Park
Location of Gros Morne National Park
LocationRocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Coordinates49°41′22″N 57°44′17″W / 49.68944°N 57.73806°W / 49.68944; -57.73806 (Gros Morne National Park)Coordinates: 49°41′22″N 57°44′17″W / 49.68944°N 57.73806°W / 49.68944; -57.73806 (Gros Morne National Park)
Area1,805 km2 (697 sq mi)
Established1973
Governing bodyParks Canada
UNESCO World Heritage Site
CriteriaNatural: vii, viii
Reference419
Inscription1987 (11th Session)

Gros Morne National Park is a national park on the west coast of Newfoundland, Canada. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. It has been a national park since 2005, and a national reserve since 1973. It has an area of 1,805 km2 (697 sq mi), making it the second largest national park in Atlantic Canada. The park takes its name from a mountain in the area. Its name means "large mountain standing alone" in French.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Gros Morne National Park". whc.unesco.org.
  2. "Parks Canada - Gros Morne National Park - The Story in Stone". Parks Canada. 2010. Archived from the original on October 5, 2015. Retrieved November 9, 2015.