Port-Cros National Park

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Port-Cros National Park
Parc national de Port-Cros
IUCN category II (national park)
Port-cros-nature 1.jpg
Coast of Port-Cros, view to mainland
Location Port-Cros, Var
Coordinates 43°00′15″N 6°23′43″E / 43.00417°N 6.39528°E / 43.00417; 6.39528Coordinates: 43°00′15″N 6°23′43″E / 43.00417°N 6.39528°E / 43.00417; 6.39528
Established 1963
http://www.portcrosparcnational.fr/

Port-Cros National Park (French: Parc national de Port-Cros) is a French national park established on the Mediterranean island of Port-Cros, east of Toulon. It also administers natural areas in some surrounding locales.

Port Cros seen from Spot Satellite

It was founded in 1963 after the island of Port-Cros was bequeathed to the state. The state is the sole land owner on the island, which is a natural protected area.

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