Ekenäs Archipelago National Park
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|Ekenäs Archipelago National Park (Ekenäs skärgårds nationalpark,|
Tammisaaren saariston kansallispuisto)
Rödjan farmstead on Älgö island, the information centre of the national park
|Area||52 km2 (20 sq mi)|
|Easiest access||by boat|
|IUCN category||II - National Park|
|Official name||Bird Wetlands of Hanko and Tammisaari|
|Designated||2 February 2004|
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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