Defileul Jiului National Park
|Defileul Jiului National Park|
|Parcul Național Defileu Jiului|
Jiu Valley (3D map)
Location within Romania
|Area||11.127 hectares (27.50 acres)|
The Defileul Jiului National Park (Romanian: Parcul Naţional Defileul Jiului) is a protected area (national park category II IUCN) situated in Romania on the administrative territory of counties Gorj (92%) and Hunedoara (8%).
The National Park is located along the gorge formed by the Jiu River between the Vâlcan Mountains and Parâng Mountains (subgroup of mountains in the Southern Carpathians) in the northern part of Gorj county.
Defileul Jiului National Park with an area of 11.127 ha was declared protected area by the Government Decision Number 1581 in 2005 (published in Romanian Official Paper Number 38 in January 12, 2006) and represents an area what shelters a large variety of flora and fauna.
- eunis.eea.europa.eu Defileul Jiului National Park (coords); retrieved on June 08, 2012
- protectedplanet.net - Defileul Jiului National Park (location); retrieved on June 8, 2012
- (Romanian) natura2000.mmediu.ro - Plan de management Parcul National Defileul Jiului; retrieved on June 08, 2012
- (Romanian) posmediutm.ro - Ministerul Mediului şi Pădurilor - Legislaţie; retrieved on June 08, 2012
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