Boukornine National Park

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Boukornine National Park
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Map showing the location of Boukornine National Park
Map showing the location of Boukornine National Park
LocationTunisia
Coordinates36°41′17″N 10°23′18″E / 36.68796690°N 10.38824307°E / 36.68796690; 10.38824307Coordinates: 36°41′17″N 10°23′18″E / 36.68796690°N 10.38824307°E / 36.68796690; 10.38824307
Area19.39 km2 (7.49 sq mi)
Established1987


Boukornine National Park (French: Parc national de Boukornine) is a national park in northern Tunisia.

The 1,939-hectare (4,790-acre) park was established on 12 February 1987.[1] It is very near to the town of Hammam-Lif and just 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) to the capital city of Tunis.[2]

At the park, one can find flowers like the Persian cyclamen and animals like the Etruscan shrew (the world's smallest known mammal) and the Mountain gazelle.[2]

The park is the site of Jebel Boukornine (a 576-metre mountain) and the Aïn Zargua spring, as well as an ecomuseum.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le parc national de Boukornine : idéal pour des randonnées en famille ! Archived 2015-02-22 at the Wayback Machine, Mille et Une Tunisie, 24 Sept 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Boukornine National Park, The Tunisian National Tourist Office UK & Ireland