Lorentz National Park

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Lorentz National Park
Taman Nasional Lorentz
IUCN category II (national park)
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Puncak Jaya at the north-western edge of the national park
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Map of Lorentz National Park
LocationPapua Province, Indonesia
Nearest cityWamena
Coordinates4°45′S 137°50′E / 4.750°S 137.833°E / -4.750; 137.833Coordinates: 4°45′S 137°50′E / 4.750°S 137.833°E / -4.750; 137.833
Area25,056 km2 (9,674 sq mi)
Established1997
Governing bodyMinistry of Forestry
World Heritage site1999
CriteriaNatural: viii, ix, x
Reference955
Inscription1999 (23rd Session)

Lorentz National Park is a national park in Papua, Indonesia. It has an area of about 25,056 kilometres (15,569 mi). It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. The park is named after the Dutch explorer Hendrikus Albertus Lorentz. There are many ecosystems in the park with many types of animals and plants.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Petocz, Ronald G. (1989). Conservation and Development in Irian Jaya. Leiden: E.J. Brill.

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