Morne Trois Pitons National Park

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Morne Trois Pitons National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Valley of desolation.jpg
The Valley of Desolation, in Morne Trois Pitons National Park
Location Dominica
Coordinates 15°19′30″N 61°19′00″W / 15.32500°N 61.31667°W / 15.32500; -61.31667Coordinates: 15°19′30″N 61°19′00″W / 15.32500°N 61.31667°W / 15.32500; -61.31667
Area 68.57 km²
Established 1975
Type: Natural
Criteria: viii, x
Designated: 1997 (21st session)
Reference No. 814
State Party:  Dominica
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean

Morne Trois Pitons National Park is a World Heritage Site (since 1997) located in the Caribbean island of Dominica. This area was established as a national park by the Dominican government in July 1975, the first to be legally established in the country.[1] The National Park is named after its highest mountain, Morne Trois Pitons, meaning mountain of three peaks. The park is a significant area of volcanic activity. Features within the part include the Valley of Desolation, a region of boiling mud ponds and small geysers; the Boiling Lake, Titou Gorge, and Emerald Pool.

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