Čepkeliai Marsh

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Čepkeliai Marsh
Cepkeliu marsh.jpg
Čepkelių marsh
LocationDzūkija National Park, Lithuania
Coordinates54°0′N 24°31′E / 54.000°N 24.517°E / 54.000; 24.517Coordinates: 54°0′N 24°31′E / 54.000°N 24.517°E / 54.000; 24.517
Area11,227 ha (27,740 acres)
Official nameCepkeliai mire
Designated20 August 1993
Reference no.625[1]
Official nameKotra
Designated21 October 2002
Reference no.1216[2]

Čepkeliai marsh (Lithuanian: Čepkelių raistas) is the largest swamp in Lithuania, in the territory of Dzūkija National Park. Located south of Marcinkonys village and north of Kotra River, which flows along the Belarus-Lithuania border in this area.

The area of the swamp is protected as a natural reserve and part of the cross-border wetlands of international importance: Kotra Ramsar site[2] and Cepkeliai Ramsar site[1].

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cepkeliai mire". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Kotra". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.

External links[edit]

  • Čepkeliai-Dzūkijos PAN Park: Čepkeliai, visited 21.01.2015