Turquino National Park

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Turquino National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Turquino National Park
Map showing the location of Turquino National Park
Location of Turquino National Park in Cuba
Location  Cuba
Nearest city Guamá
Coordinates 19°59′22″N 76°50′9″W / 19.98944°N 76.83583°W / 19.98944; -76.83583Coordinates: 19°59′22″N 76°50′9″W / 19.98944°N 76.83583°W / 19.98944; -76.83583
Area 229.38 km2 (88.56 sq mi)[1]
Established January 8, 1980[2]

Turquino National Park (sometimes called Sierra Maestra National Park) is a National Park in Cuba. It is located in the heights of the Sierra Maestra mountain range, in the Santiago de Cuba Province, 50 km (31 mi) west of Guamá.

Overview[edit]

The park was named for Pico Turquino (1,975 m (6,480 ft)), the highest point in Cuba and has a total area of 229.38 km2 (88.56 sq mi).[1] It was established on January 8, 1980, with the passing of bill 27/1980.[2] Besides Pico Turquino it also contains the mountains Pico Cuba, Pico Real and Pico Suecia, and the protected area stretches to Cuba's southern coast at the beach of Marea del Portillo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Protected Areas System of Cuba. "Protected Areas". Retrieved 2007-10-10. 
  2. ^ a b Radio Habana. "Parque Nacional Sierra Maestra". Archived from the original on 2007-10-04. Retrieved 2007-10-10.  (Spanish)

External links[edit]

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