Defileul Jiului National Park

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Defileul Jiului National Park
Parcul Național Defileu Jiului
IUCN category II (national park)
Valea Jiului 3D.gif
Jiu Valley (3D map)
Map showing the location of Defileul Jiului National Park
Map showing the location of Defileul Jiului National Park
Location within Romania
Location  Romania
Stema jud Gorj.jpg Gorj County
Actual Hunedoara county CoA.png Hunedoara County
Nearest city Petroşani
Coordinates 45°16′19″N 23°22′05″E / 45.272°N 23.368°E / 45.272; 23.368Coordinates: 45°16′19″N 23°22′05″E / 45.272°N 23.368°E / 45.272; 23.368[1]
Area 11.127 hectares (27.50 acres)
Established 2005
Website www.defileuljiului.ro

The Defileul Jiului National Park (Romanian: Parcul Naţional Defileul Jiului) is a protected area (national park category II IUCN) situated in Romania on the administrativ territory of counties Gorj (92%) and Hunedoara (8%).[2]

Location[edit]

The National Park is located along the gorge formed by the Jiu River between the Vâlcan Mountains and Parâng Mountains (subgroup of mountains in the Southern Carpathians) in the northern part of Gorj county.

Description[edit]

Defileul Jiului National Park with an area of 11.127 ha[3] was declared protected area by the Government Decision Number 1581 in 2005 (published in Romanian Official Paper Number 38 in January 12, 2006)[4] and represents an area what shelters a large variety of flora and fauna.

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