Kurikoma Quasi-National Park

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Kurikoma Quasi-National Park
栗駒国定公園
IUCN category II (national park)
Oyasu-kyō 01.jpg
Oyasu-kyō Ravine
Map showing the location of Kurikoma Quasi-National Park
Map showing the location of Kurikoma Quasi-National Park
Map of Japan
Location Tōhoku, Japan
Coordinates 38°52′N 140°38′E / 38.86°N 140.64°E / 38.86; 140.64Coordinates: 38°52′N 140°38′E / 38.86°N 140.64°E / 38.86; 140.64[1]
Area 771.4 km2 (297.8 sq mi)
Established 22 July 1968

Kurikoma Quasi-National Park (栗駒国定公園 Kurikoma Kokutei Kōen?) is a Quasi-National Park that extends between Akita, Iwate, Miyagi, and Yamagata Prefectures, Japan.[2] Established in 1968, the central feature of the park is Mount Kurikoma (栗駒山?) at 1,627 m (5,338 ft).[3][4][5] It is rated a protected landscape (category II) according to the IUCN.[6]

Like all Quasi-National Parks in Japan, the park is managed by the local prefectural governments.[7]

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References[edit]

  • Southerland, Mary and Britton, Dorothy. The National Parks of Japan. Kodansha International (1995). ISBN 4-7700-1971-8

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Kurikoma Quasi National Park". protectedplanet.net. 
  2. ^ "List of Quasi-national Parks". Official Home Page of the Ministry of the Environment. Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan. 1994-03-31. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  3. ^ "栗駒/南三陸金華山/蔵王/男鹿". National Parks Association of Japan. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "List of Quasi-National Parks". Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Kurikoma Quasi-National Park". Miyagi Prefecture. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Mount Kurikoma and Tochigamori Forest Ecosystem Reserve". Protected Planet.net. 
  7. ^ "National Park systems: Definition of National Parks". National Parks of Japan. Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  8. ^ "Nature in Akita Prefecture". Akita Prefecture. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "Designation of the Natural Parks of Iwate Prefecture". Iwate Prefecture. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Designation of the Natural Parks of Miyagi Prefecture". Miyagi Prefecture. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "Natural Parks of Yamagata Prefecture". Yamagata Prefecture. Retrieved 5 February 2012.