Calanques National Park

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Calanques National Park
Parc national des Calanques
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A view of the Calanque d'En-Vau
Map showing the location of Calanques National Park
Map showing the location of Calanques National Park
LocationBouches-du-Rhône, France
Nearest cityMarseille
Coordinates43°13′N 5°28′E / 43.217°N 5.467°E / 43.217; 5.467Coordinates: 43°13′N 5°28′E / 43.217°N 5.467°E / 43.217; 5.467
Area520 km2 (201 sq mi)
Established18 April 2012
Governing bodyParcs nationaux de France
www.calanques-parcnational.fr

Calanques National Park (French: Parc national des Calanques) is a French national park located in Bouches-du-Rhône, in Southern France. It was established in 2012 and extends over 520 km2 (201 sq mi), of which 85 km2 (33 sq mi) is land, while the remaining is marine area.[1] It includes parts of the Massif des Calanques stretching between Marseille, Cassis and La Ciotat.[2] Several of the park's best known features include the Calanque de Sormiou, Calanque de Morgiou, Calanque de Port-Miou, Calanque de Sugiton, as well as the Cosquer Cave.

History[edit]

In 1923 the Comité de défense des Calanques was established with the aim of preventing industry development at En-Vau. In 1999, the groupement d'intérêt public (GIP) des Calanques was founded to prepare the creation of a national park. Eleven years later, the GIP presented its first draft for a national park; the third draft was approved in 2011. On 18 April 2012, Prime Minister François Fillon signed the decree establishing Calanques National Park.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Parc national des Calanques: "Carte d'identité" Archived 2013-06-16 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 12 July 2013
  2. ^ Parc national des Calanques: "Massif des Calanques" Archived 2013-06-16 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 12 July 2013.

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