Peneda-Gerês National Park

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Peneda-Gerês National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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A view of the yellowish landscape of the Serra Amarela (Yellow Range)
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Location of the Peneda-Gerês National Park within continental Portugal
LocationNorte, Portugal
Coordinates41°43′49.22″N 8°9′42.05″W / 41.7303389°N 8.1616806°W / 41.7303389; -8.1616806Coordinates: 41°43′49.22″N 8°9′42.05″W / 41.7303389°N 8.1616806°W / 41.7303389; -8.1616806
Length45.44 km (28.24 mi)
Width45.34 km (28.17 mi)
Area695.93 km2 (268.70 sq mi)[1]
Max. elevation1,546 m (5,072 ft)
EstablishedMay 1971
Named forThe two extreme serras where the national park extends between Serra da Peneda and Serra do Gerês
Visitors92,777 (2017-2020 average)[2]
Governing bodyICNF
WebsiteParque Natural da Peneda-Gerês

The Peneda-Gerês National Park (Portuguese: Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês, Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpaɾkɨ nɐsjuˈnaɫ ðɐ pɨˈneðɐ ʒɨˈɾeʃ]), is a national park in northern Portugal. Created on 8 May 1971, it is the oldest protected area and the only national park in Portugal. The park have an area of 695.93 km2 (268.70 sq mi).[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Peneda-Gerês | DOPA Explorer". dopa-explorer.jrc.ec.europa.eu. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  2. "Número de visitantes que contactaram as áreas protegidas". ICNF. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  3. "Geres-Xures Transboundary Biosphere Reserve, Portugal/Spain". UNESCO. 2019-02-26. Retrieved 26 June 2021.