Unzen-Amakusa National Park

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Unzen-Amakusa National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Unzen jigoku 02.jpg
Unzen jigoku, where Kirishitan were martyred
Map showing the location of Unzen-Amakusa National Park
Map showing the location of Unzen-Amakusa National Park
Akan National Park in Japan
Location Kyūshū, Japan
Coordinates 32°45′00″N 130°16′00″E / 32.75000°N 130.26667°E / 32.75000; 130.26667Coordinates: 32°45′00″N 130°16′00″E / 32.75000°N 130.26667°E / 32.75000; 130.26667
Area 282.79 km²
Established 16 March 1934

Unzen-Amakusa National Park (雲仙天草国立公園 Unzen-Amakusa Kokuritsu Kōen?) is a national park in Nagasaki, Kumamoto, and Kagoshima Prefectures, Japan. Established in 1934, the park derives its name from Mount Unzen, an active volcano at the middle of the Shimabara Peninsula, and the Amakusa islands in the Yatsushiro Sea. The area is closely connected to the early history of Christianity in Japan, and the park encompasses numerous areas related to Kakure Kirishitan.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

The park was established as the Unzen National Park in 1934 and, after extension, in 1956 renamed the Unzen-Amakusa National Park.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Introducing places of interest: Unzen-Amakusa National Park". Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Sutherland, Mary; Britton, Dorothy (1995). National Parks of Japan. Kodansha. pp. 140–2. ISBN 4-7700-1971-8. 
  3. ^ "Unzen-Amakusa National Park". Encyclopedia of Japan. Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 56431036. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Unzen-Amakusa National Park: Basic Information" (in Japanese). Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 

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