Gyeryongsan National Park

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This article is about the national park. For the mountain where the park is located, see Gyeryongsan. For the mountain in South Gyeongsang Province, see Gyeryongsan (South Gyeongsang Province).
Gyeryongsan National Park
계룡산국립공원, 鷄龍山國立公園
IUCN category II (national park)
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View of the mountain Gyeryongsan
Location Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
Nearest city Daejeon
Coordinates 36°21′40″N 127°12′40″E / 36.361°N 127.211°E / 36.361; 127.211Coordinates: 36°21′40″N 127°12′40″E / 36.361°N 127.211°E / 36.361; 127.211[1]
Area 64.71 km2 (24.98 sq mi)
Established 31 December 1968
Governing body Korea National Park Service
http://english.knps.or.kr/Knp/Gyeryongsan/Intro/Introduction.aspx

Gyeryongsan National Park (Korean: 계룡산국립공원, 鷄龍山國立公園) is one of 20 national parks in South Korea. It was designated as a national park in 1968, as the second park in the country.[2] It covers an area of 64.71 km2 (24.98 sq mi).[2] One part of Gyeryongsan, a 845 m (2,772 ft) high mountain, is located in the park.

The park is home to a total of 1,121 plant species, 1,867 insect species and 645 animal species. Among the animals eleven are endangered, including Otter, Marten, Common buzzard, and Black woodpecker.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gyeryongsan National Park". protectedplanet.net. 
  2. ^ a b c "Gyeryongsan: Intro". Korea National Park Service. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 

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