Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park

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Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park
Parcul Național Domogled-Valea Cernei
IUCN category II (national park)
RO Mehedinti Mountains VfLuiStan.jpg
Mehedinți Mountains (Stan's peak)
Map showing the location of Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park
Map showing the location of Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park
Location within Romania
Location  Romania
Actual Caras-Severin county CoA.png Caraş-Severin County
Stema jud Gorj.jpg Gorj County
Actual Mehedinti county CoA.png Mehedinţi County
Nearest city Orşova
Coordinates 45°05′35″N 22°37′26″E / 45.093°N 22.624°E / 45.093; 22.624Coordinates: 45°05′35″N 22°37′26″E / 45.093°N 22.624°E / 45.093; 22.624[1]
Area 61.211 hectares (151.26 acres)
Established 2000, designation 1982

The Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park (Romanian: Parcul Naţional Domogled-Valea Cernei) is a protected area (national park category II IUCN) situated in Romania, on the administrativ territory of counties Caraş-Severin, Gorj and Mehedinţi.[2]

Location[edit]

The National Park stretches across over Cerna Mountains and Godeanu Mountains on the right side, and over Vâlcan Mountains and Medinţi Mountains on left (in Retezat-Godeanu Mountains group, subgroup of mountains in the Southern Carpathians), in the Cerna River basin.

Description[edit]

Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park with an area of 61.211 ha[3] was declared protected area by the Law Number 5 of March 6, 2000 (published in Romanian Official Paper Number 152 of April 12, 2000)[4] and represents a mountainous area (cirques, mountain peaks, sinkholes, limestone pavements, caves, pit caves, valleys, waterfalls), what shelters a large variety of flora and fauna, some of the species very rarely or endemics.

Nature reserve[edit]

Protected areas included in the park: Coronini-Bedina (3.864,80 ha), Domogled (2.382,80 ha), Iardașița (501,60 ha), Iauna - Craiova (1.545,10 ha) and Bârzoni Cave (0,10 ha) in Caraş-Severin County;[5] Piatra Cloșanilor (1.730 ha), Cheile Corcoaiei (34 ha) and Ciucevele Cernei (1.166 ha) in Gorj County,[6] Vârful lui Stan (120 ha) and Valea Țesna (160 ha) in Mehedinţi County.[7]

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