Krkonoše National Park

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Krkonoše National Park
National Park
Sněžka from Černá hora (CZE).jpg
Sněžka Mountain from Černá hora
Country Czech Republic
Regions Liberec, Hradec Králové
Highest point Sněžka
 - elevation 1,602 m (5,256 ft)
 - coordinates 50°44′10″N 15°44′25″E / 50.73611°N 15.74028°E / 50.73611; 15.74028
Lowest point
 - elevation 400 m (1,300 ft)
Length 35 km (22 mi), NW-SE
Width 15 km (9 mi), NE-SW
Area 549.69 km2 (212 sq mi)
 - protective zone 186.42 km2 (72 sq mi)
Founded 17 May 1963
Management Správa KRNAP
 - location Vrchlabí
Location of Krkonoše in the Czech Republic
Location of Krkonoše in the Czech Republic
Website: www.krnap.cz

Krkonoše National Park (Czech: Krkonošský národní park, often abbreviated as KRNAP) is a national park in the Liberec and Hradec Králové regions of the Czech Republic. It lies in the Krkonoše Mountains which is the highest range of the country. The park has also been listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site. It borders Karkonosze National Park in Poland. Krkonoše's highest mountain is Snow Mountain (Sněžka - 1602 m) which is also the highest mountain in the Czech republic.

The National Park management headquarters are located in the town of Vrchlabí, often called the Gateway to Krkonoše.

Resources[edit]

  • Rubín, Josef (2003). Národní parky a chráněné krajinné oblasti. Praha: Olympia. ISBN 80-7033-808-3. 

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