Las Victorias

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Coordinates: 15°28′38″N 90°22′54″W / 15.47722°N 90.38167°W / 15.47722; -90.38167
Las Victorias National Park
Parque Nacional Las Victorias
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Country Guatemala
Region Alta Verapaz
Municipality Cobán
Location Cobán
 - elevation 1,200 m (3,937 ft)
 - coordinates 15°28′38″N 90°22′54″W / 15.47722°N 90.38167°W / 15.47722; -90.38167
Area 0.82 km2 (0 sq mi)
Geology Karst
Founded Decreto Legislativo 9-80
Date 1980
Management INAB
Visitation allowed

Las Victorias National Park is located in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, on the north-western outskirts of the city of Cobán (15°28′38″N 90°22′54″W / 15.477182°N 90.381775°W / 15.477182; -90.381775 (Las Victorias National Park)). Formerly a finca acquired in the mid-19th century by the Belgian coffee grower Julio Rossignon,[1] Las Victorias was designated a national park in 1980. The park covers an area of 82 ha, and is managed by the National Forestry Institute (INAB).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wagner, Regina, William H Hempstead, Cristóbal von Rothkirch (2003). Historia del Café de Guatemala. Asociación Nacional del Café / Villegas. ISBN 978-958-96982-8-0. 
  2. ^ CONAP. "Listado de Áreas Protegidas (enero, 2011)" (xls) (in Spanish). conap.gob.gt. Retrieved 2011-06-14.