Llogara National Park

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Llogara National Park
Parku Kombëtar i Llogarasë/Llogorasë
IUCN category II (national park)
Llogara pass.jpg
Forests of Llogara National Park
Map showing the location of Llogara National Park
Map showing the location of Llogara National Park
Location District of Vlorë, south-west Albania
Nearest city Vlora
Coordinates 40°12′52″N 19°34′51″E / 40.2145°N 19.5809°E / 40.2145; 19.5809Coordinates: 40°12′52″N 19°34′51″E / 40.2145°N 19.5809°E / 40.2145; 19.5809[1]
Area 1,010 ha (2,500 acres)
Established 1966

Llogara or Llogora National Park (Albanian: Parku Kombëtar i Llogarasë/Llogorasë) is a national park in Albania declared since 1966 by the Albanian Government.[2] The park covers an area of 1,010 hectares (2,500 acres) and protects the forests on the north side of the Llogara Pass between a height from 470 to 2,018 m (1,542 to 6,621 ft) above sea level. In the park can be found many black pine (Pinus nigra) trees, Bosnian pines (Pinus heldreichii), Bulgarian fir, (Abies borisii-sign) and ash trees (Fraxinus).

Air currents around the area have caused trees to bend in many interesting shapes, like the Pisha e Flamurit.[3]

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Along the road are several restaurants, hotels, and a small wooden cabin complex. The area of the park and the surrounding mountains are used mainly for hiking and tracking tours. A paragliding site serving annually as an international competition venue is located south of Llogara. Along the twisting road are several local vendors of honey and mountain tea. Caesar's Pass (Qafa e Cezarit) named after Julius Caesar who set foot in the area in pursuit of Pompey is also located near Llogara Pass.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Llogara National Park". protectedplanet.net. 
  2. ^ "RRJETI I ZONAVE TE MBROJTURA NE SHQIPERI". Albanian Ministry of Environment, Forests and Water Administration. Retrieved 2010-06-30. 
  3. ^ "Llogara National Park". CMS Lounge. 

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