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Coordinates: 39°50′27″N 6°01′48″W / 39.84083°N 6.03000°W / 39.84083; -6.03000
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Monfragüe National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
A view of the Salto del Gitano
Coordinates39°50′27″N 6°01′48″W / 39.84083°N 6.03000°W / 39.84083; -6.03000
Area179 square kilometres
(17,900 hectares)
Visitors331,788 (in 2008)
A view of the national park with the ruined Monfragüe castle in the foreground

Monfragüe is a comarca (county, with no administrative role) of Extremadura, western Spain. It contains one of the country's fifteen National Parks, Parque Nacional Monfragüe.[1]

Since 1979, the area has been protected as a natural park.

Monfragüe was one of 100 finalists for the 12 Treasures of Spain in 2007.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. (in Spanish) Spanish Ministry of the Environment website Archived 2010-01-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. "Lista de 100 finalistas de Nuestros 12 Tesoros de España". Sobreturismo.es. 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2014-10-06.

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