Desembarco del Granma National Park

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Desembarco del Granma National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Desembarco del Granma National Park
Map showing the location of Desembarco del Granma National Park
Location in Cuba
Location Cuba
Nearest city Niquero
Coordinates 19°53′00″N 77°38′00″W / 19.88333°N 77.63333°W / 19.88333; -77.63333Coordinates: 19°53′00″N 77°38′00″W / 19.88333°N 77.63333°W / 19.88333; -77.63333
Area 261.80 km²
Established 1986
Type: Natural
Criteria: vii, viii
Designated: 1999 (23rd session)
Reference No. 889
State Party: Cuba
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean

Desembarco del Granma National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Desembarco del Granma) is a national park in south-eastern Cuba, in what is now Granma Province. The park is named after the yacht in which Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Raúl Castro, and 79 of their supporters sailed from Mexico to Cuba in 1956 and incited the Cuban Revolution.In 1959. it was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site because of its marine terraces and pristine sea cliffs.

See also[edit]

  • Niquero, the municipality in which the national park is located.
  • Granma, the revolutionaries' yacht that landed here.

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