Zaō Quasi-National Park

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Zaō Quasi-National Park
蔵王国定公園
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Zao 2006 Sanctuary.jpg
Map showing the location of Zaō Quasi-National Park
Map showing the location of Zaō Quasi-National Park
Map of Japan
Location Tōhoku, Japan
Coordinates 38°05′28″N 140°26′24″E / 38.091°N 140.44°E / 38.091; 140.44Coordinates: 38°05′28″N 140°26′24″E / 38.091°N 140.44°E / 38.091; 140.44[1]
Area 396.35 km2 (153.03 sq mi)
Established 8 August 1963
Governing body Miyagi Prefecture and Yamagata Prefecture

Zaō Quasi-National Park (蔵王国定公園 Zaō Kokutei Kōen?) is a Quasi-National Park that extends in the Ou Mountains between Miyagi and Yamagata Prefectures, Japan. Established in 1963, the central feature of the park is Mount Zaō.[2][3][4]It is rated a protected landscape (Category V) according to the IUCN. [5]

Like all quasi-national parks in Japan, the park is managed by the local prefectural governments, in this case, that of Yamagata and Miyagi prefectures.[6]

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  • Sutherland, Mary and Britton, Dorothy. The National Parks of Japan. Kodansha International (1995). ISBN 4-7700-1971-8
  1. ^ "Zao Quasi National Park". protectedplanet.net. 
  2. ^ "栗駒/南三陸金華山/蔵王/男鹿". National Parks Association of Japan. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "List of Quasi-National Parks" (PDF). Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Zaō Quasi-National Park". Miyagi Prefecture. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Zao Quasi National Park". protectedplanet.net. 
  6. ^ "National Park systems: Definition of National Parks". National Parks of Japan. Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  7. ^ "Designation of the Natural Parks of Miyagi Prefecture". Miyagi Prefecture. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Natural Parks of Yamagata Prefecture" (PDF). Yamagata Prefecture. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 

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