Cozia National Park

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Cozia National Park
Parcul Național Cozia
IUCN category II (national park)
Cozia National Park, Romania.jpg
The Cozia Massif
Map showing the location of Cozia National Park
Map showing the location of Cozia National Park
Location within Romania
Location Actual Valcea county CoA.pngVâlcea County
 Romania
Nearest city Băile Olăneşti
Coordinates 45°22′01″N 24°15′54″E / 45.367°N 24.265°E / 45.367; 24.265Coordinates: 45°22′01″N 24°15′54″E / 45.367°N 24.265°E / 45.367; 24.265[1]
Area 17.100 hectares (42.26 acres)
Established 2000, designation 1966
Website www.cozia.ro

The Cozia National Park (Romanian: Parcul Naţional Cozia) (national park category II IUCN) is situated in Romania, in the north-east part of Vâlcea County, in administrative trerritory of localities Racoviţa, Perișani and Băile Olăneşti.[2]

Location[edit]

The National Park is located in the central-southern of the Southern Carpathians, in the south-eastern Lotru Mountains and the east of Căpăţânii Mountains on the middle course of Olt River.

Description[edit]

Cozia National Park with an area of 17.100 ha[3] was declared natural protected area by the Law Number.5 of March 6, 2000 (published in Romanian Official Paper, No.152 in April 12, 2000)[4] and represents a mountainous area with flora and fauna specific Southern Carpathians. Besides its peculiar aspect of flora elements, Cozia National Park has a good number of lichen species. Mustafa YAVUZ and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gülşah ÇOBANOĞLU from Turkey studied Lichen Flora of Cozia National Park in 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ eunis.eea.europa.eu - Cozia National Park - coords.; retrieved on June 05, 2012
  2. ^ protectedplanet.net - Cozia National Park - location; retrieved on June 05, 2012
  3. ^ (Romanian) apmvl.anpm.ro - Agenţia pentru Protecţia Mediului Vâlcea; retrieved on June 05, 2012
  4. ^ (Romanian) cdep.ro - Legea Nr.5 din 6 martie 2000; retrieved on June 05, 2012