Ekenäs Archipelago National Park

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Ekenäs Archipelago National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Rödjan flygfoto mini.jpg
Rödjan farmstead on Älgö island, the information centre of the national park
Map showing the location of Ekenäs Archipelago National Park
Map showing the location of Ekenäs Archipelago National Park
Location in Finland
LocationUusimaa, Finland
Coordinates59°49′22″N 23°27′15″E / 59.82278°N 23.45417°E / 59.82278; 23.45417Coordinates: 59°49′22″N 23°27′15″E / 59.82278°N 23.45417°E / 59.82278; 23.45417
Area52 km2 (20 sq mi)
Established1989
Visitors44500 (in 2009[1])
Governing bodyMetsähallitus
Websitewww.outdoors.fi/ekenasarchipelagonp

Ekenäs Archipelago National Park (Swedish: Ekenäs skärgårds nationalpark, Finnish: Tammisaaren saariston kansallispuisto) is situated in the Ekenäs archipelago, in the Uusimaa region of Finland. It was established in 1989 and covers 52 square kilometres (20 sq mi). The park is maintained by Metsähallitus (Ministry of Forestry).

Most of the park's area is composed of rock islets near the open sea, and the water areas surrounding them. Landing on and using motorboats near the most important bird islands is forbidden from April 1 to July 17, to protect the nesting of aquatic birds.

The park can only be accessed by boat. Visitors without a boat can reach it by a water taxi.

Ekenäs Archipelago National Park received the European Diploma of Protected Areas on June 19, 1996. It is valid until June 2011.

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  1. ^ "Käyntimäärät kansallispuistoittain 2009" (in Finnish). Metsähallitus. Retrieved September 29, 2010.

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