Fulufjället National Park

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Fulufjället National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Fulufjället 1.JPG
Location Dalarna County, Sweden
Nearest city Älvdalen, Älvdalen Municipality
Coordinates 61°35′N 12°40′E / 61.583°N 12.667°E / 61.583; 12.667Coordinates: 61°35′N 12°40′E / 61.583°N 12.667°E / 61.583; 12.667
Area 385 km2 (149 sq mi)[1]
Established 2002[1]
Governing body Naturvårdsverket
Fulufjället National Park is number 13 on the map

Fulufjället National Park is a national park in central Sweden. Its total area is 385 km², located entirely within Älvdalen Municipality in the province of Dalarna. It is named after the mountain Fulufjället, 1,044 meters high.

It is one of Sweden's most recent, inaugurated in September 2002 by King Carl XVI Gustaf, followed by a few thousand spectators.

The park has become one of the initial PAN Parks, an international project with the object to combine preservation with tourism. (Official site)

The geography is dominated by lichen, bare mountains, and valleys with dense ancient forest. The heaths of brush, grass and lichens are unique in the Scandinavian mountain range, a result of the absence of grazing reindeers.

The park is a notable location for several species of birds. The bold Siberian Jay is the park's symbol. Notable sights include Sweden's largest waterfall, Njupeskär, with a total height of 93 meters, and a free fall of 70. The park is also the home of "Old Tjikko", one of the world's oldest trees.

References[edit]

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

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