Dzūkija National Park

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Dzūkija National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Cepkeliu swamps.jpg
Čepkeliai marsh in Dzūkija National Park
Location Lithuania
Nearest city Varėna
Coordinates 54°04′55″N 24°22′36″E / 54.08194°N 24.37667°E / 54.08194; 24.37667Coordinates: 54°04′55″N 24°22′36″E / 54.08194°N 24.37667°E / 54.08194; 24.37667
Area 550 km²
Established 1991
Visitors 30,000

Dzūkija National Park - a national park in Dzūkija, Lithuania, was established in 1991 in order to preserve the pine forests, the landscape, and the villages of the region. The area encompasses approximately 550 square kilometers on the banks of the Nemunas River.

The park is the largest protected area in Lithuania. It belongs to both the Association of Baltic National Parks and the Federation of European National Parks.[1]

Features[edit]

The park enjoys a more continental climate than other parts of the country. Its most distinctive landscapes are the mainland dune massifs located in Marcinkonys, Lynežeris, Grubaulia, and Šunupis.

Settlements[edit]

Nemunas by Merkinė

The administrative center of the park is in Marcinkonys and the other important town is Merkinė. An ethnographic village of Zervynos is within the park.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "GENERAL INFORMATION". Retrieved 2007-09-21. 

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