Djurö National Park

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Djurö National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Location Västra Götaland County, Sweden
Nearest city Mariestad, Karlstad
Coordinates 58°51′N 13°28′E / 58.850°N 13.467°E / 58.850; 13.467Coordinates: 58°51′N 13°28′E / 58.850°N 13.467°E / 58.850; 13.467
Area 24 km2 (9.3 sq mi)[1]
Established 1991[1]
Governing body Naturvårdsverket
Djurö National Park is number 20 on the map

Djurö National Park is a Swedish national park consisting of the Djurö Archipelago, a group of about 30 islands in Sweden's biggest lake, Vänern. Established in 1991, it has an area of 24 square kilometres.

The islands are presently uninhabited, but there is a hunting lodge and an unmanned lighthouse. Wildlife includes fallow deer and a great variety of birds including ospreys, hobby, oyster catchers and greater black-backed gulls. The horizon of Djurö consists only of water, except in southern direction where Kinnekulle is visible.[2]

To visit Djurö one needs to have or rent a boat, as there are no regular boat trips there.

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  1. ^ a b "Djurö National Park". Naturvårdsverket. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
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