Semenic-Cheile Carașului National Park

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Semenic-Cheile Carașului National Park
Parcul Național Semenic-Cheile Carașului
IUCN category II (national park)
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Semenic Mountains
Map showing the location of Semenic-Cheile Carașului National Park
Map showing the location of Semenic-Cheile Carașului National Park
Location within Romania
Location Actual Caras-Severin county CoA.pngCaraş-Severin County
 Romania
Nearest city Anina
Coordinates 45°08′31″N 21°58′37″E / 45.142°N 21.977°E / 45.142; 21.977Coordinates: 45°08′31″N 21°58′37″E / 45.142°N 21.977°E / 45.142; 21.977[1]
Area 35.66480 hectares (88.1296 acres)
Established 2000
Website (Romanian) www.pnscc.ro

The Semenic-Cheile Carașului National Park (Romanian: Parcul Naţional Semenic-Cheile Caraşului) is a protected area (national park category II IUCN) situated in southwest Romania, in Caraş-Severin County.[2]

Location[edit]

The Natural Park is located in Anina Mountains and Semenic (groups mountain included in Banat Mountains), in the southwestern's part of the country, in the middle of Caraș-Severin county.

Description[edit]

Semenic-Cheile Carașului National Park with an area of 35.664,80 ha[3] was declared protected area by the Law Number 5 of March 06, 2000 (published in Romania Official Paper Number 152 on April 12, 2000)[4] and represents a mountainous area (canyons, caves, pit caves, sinkholes, ridges, valleys, pasture, forests) what shelters a large variety of flora and fauna, some of the species endemics (the Semenic flower) or very rarely.

Protected areas included in the park: Cheile Carașului (578 ha), Groposu (883,60 ha), Bârzavița (3.406,90 ha), Buhui-Mărgitaș (979 ha), Cheile Gârliștei(517 ha), Izvoarele Carașului (578 ha), Izvoarele Nerei (5.28 ha), Buhui Cave (0,10), Comarnic Cave (0,10), Popovăț Cave(0,10) and Răsuflătoarei Cave (1,10).

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