Asinara National Park

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Parco Nazionale dell'Asinara
IUCN category II (national park)
Torre della pelosa + isola piana + asinara da capo falcone.jpg
Asinara Island
Map showing the location of Parco Nazionale dell'Asinara
Map of Asinara Island
Location Sardinia
Nearest city Porto Torres
Area 7008746530000000000746.53 km2 (288.24 sq mi)
Governing body Ministero dell'Ambiente
http://www.parks.it/parco.nazionale.asinara/Eindex.html
the endemic local Albino Donkey

Asinara is the third largest island of Sardinia after Sant'Antioco. It houses a great variety of habitats. The island has an extremely odd historical, environmental, and legal status. It is known as "Isola del Diavolo" ("Devil's Island"), since it was used as a quarantine location, as a prison camp during the First World War, and as one of the most important Italian high security prisons during the terrorist period of the 1970s and during the struggle against organized crime, until the establishment of a National Park in 1997.

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  • Yearbook of the Italian Parks 2005, edited by Comunicazione in association with Federparchi and the Italian State Tourism Board ISBN 88-7585-011-9

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Coordinates: 41°03′29″N 8°16′34″E / 41.058°N 8.276°E / 41.058; 8.276