Grădiștea Muncelului-Cioclovina Natural Park

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Grădiștea Muncelului-Cioclovina Natural Park
Parcul Natural Grădiștea Muncelului-Cioclovina
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Vegetatie Sureanu.JPG
Șureanu Mountains
Map showing the location of Grădiștea Muncelului-Cioclovina Natural Park
Map showing the location of Grădiștea Muncelului-Cioclovina Natural Park
Location within Romania
Location  Romania
Actual Hunedoara county CoA.png Hunedoara County
Nearest city Petrila
Coordinates 45°34′16″N 23°13′52″E / 45.571°N 23.231°E / 45.571; 23.231Coordinates: 45°34′16″N 23°13′52″E / 45.571°N 23.231°E / 45.571; 23.231[1]
Area 38.184 hectares (94.35 acres)
Established 2000, designation 1979

The Grădiștea Muncelului-Cioclovina Natural Park (Romanian: Parcul Natural Grădiștea Muncelului-Cioclovina) is a protected area (natural park category V IUCN) situated in Romania, in Hunedoara County.[2]

Location[edit]

Natural Park is located in the Şureanu Mountains (Southern Carpathians), in the central-southern part of Hunedoara county, in the administrative territory of communes Baru, Boșorod, Bănița, Orăştioara de Sus and Pui.

Description[edit]

Grădiștea Muncelului-Cioclovina Natural Park with an area of 38.184 ha[3] was declared natural protected area by the Law Number 5 on March 6, 2000 (published in Romanian Official Paper Number 152 on April 12, 2000)[4] and represents a mountainous area which includes forests, mountain peaks, pastures, meadows, valleys, karst areas, caves, canyons; what shelters variety of flora and fauna.

Protected areas included in the park: Ponorâci-Cioclovina Karstic Complex (1,50 ha), Tecuri Cave (2 ha), Șura Mare Cave (5 ha), Bolii Cave (0,50 ha), Crivadia Canyon (10 ha) and Fossil Reserve Ohaba-Ponor (10 ha).

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