Setonaikai National Park

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Setonaikai National Park
瀬戸内海国立公園
IUCN category II (national park)
Naruto Whirlpools taken 4-21-2008.jpg
Location Seto Inland Sea, Japan
Area 669.34 km²
Established March 16, 1934[1]

Setonaikai National Park (瀬戸内海国立公園 Setonaikai Kokuritsu Kōen?) is a national park comprising areas of Japan's Inland Sea and of ten bordering Prefectures. Designated a national park in 1934, it has since been expanded several times. It contains about 3,000 islands, including the well-known Itsukushima. As the park is formed of many non-contiguous areas, and covering a tiny proportion of the Inland Sea's total extent, control and protection is problematic, with much of the wider area heavily industrialized.[2][3]

Natural Areas[edit]

Cultural Sites[edit]

Related Municipalities[edit]

The park crosses the borders of fifty-five cities, fourteen towns, and one village:[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Setonaikai National Park - Basic Information". Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Setonaikai National Park". Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Sutherland, Mary; Britton, Dorothy (1995). National Parks of Japan. Kodansha. pp. 125–7. 
  4. ^ a b "Introducing places of interest: Setonaikai National Park". Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 

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Coordinates: 34°10′N 133°20′E / 34.167°N 133.333°E / 34.167; 133.333