Mu Ko Chang National Park

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Mu Ko Chang National Park
อุทยานแห่งชาติหมู่เกาะช้าง
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Mu Ko Chang National Park
Map showing the location of Mu Ko Chang National Park
Map of Thailand
Location Ko Chang District, Trat Province, Thailand
Coordinates 11°58′44″N 102°22′05″E / 11.979°N 102.368°E / 11.979; 102.368Coordinates: 11°58′44″N 102°22′05″E / 11.979°N 102.368°E / 11.979; 102.368[1]
Area 650 km2 (250 sq mi)
Established 1982

Mu Ko Chang National Park (Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติหมู่เกาะช้าง) is located in Ko Chang District, Trat Province, eastern Thailand. It is a marine national park[2] with an area of 650 square kilometres (250 sq mi), including more than 52 islands. The most notable island within the archipelago is Ko Chang. Established in 1982, it is an IUCN Category II protected area with coral reefs.[3]

Ko Chang National Park islands are far from the river streams of the mainland, and so the sea water around the islands, especially further south, near the Ko Mak island, is very clear.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mu Koh Chang Marine National Park". protectedplanet.net. 
  2. ^ Braatz, Susan M. (November 1992). Conserving biological diversity: a strategy for protected areas in the Asia-Pacific region. World Bank Publications. pp. 57–. ISBN 978-0-8213-2307-6. Retrieved October 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ Spalding, Mark; Ravilious, Corinna; Green, Edmund Peter (2001). World atlas of coral reefs. University of California Press. pp. 265–. ISBN 978-0-520-23255-6. Retrieved October 1, 2011. 

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