Gargano National Park

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Parco Nazionale del Gargano
IUCN category II (national park)
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Gargano coast near Vieste.
Nearest city Foggia
Area 118,144 ha
Established 1991
Governing body Ministero dell'Ambiente
http://www.parcogargano.it/web/gargano/guida

The Gargano National Park (Italian: Parco nazionale del Gargano) is a national park in the province of Foggia, southern Italy. Aside from the Mount Gargano promontory from which it takes its name, it includes also the Tremiti Islands archipelago and the Foresta Umbra, a large wood protected area established in 1977.

The National Park of Gargano is one of the few national protected areas efficiently contributing to the "un Bosco per Kyoto" enterprise, which in 2007 has involved several schools in the realization of projects for a social and responsible tourism. It is one of the most appreciated areas, unique for the decrease of fires and for the politics of environmental awareness.

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Coordinates: 41°48′22″N 15°55′30″E / 41.80611°N 15.92500°E / 41.80611; 15.92500