Gyeryongsan National Park

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Gyeryongsan National Park
계룡산국립공원, 鷄龍山國立公園
IUCN category II (national park)
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View of the mountain Gyeryongsan
Location Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
Nearest city Daejeon
Coordinates 36°21′40″N 127°12′40″E / 36.361°N 127.211°E / 36.361; 127.211[1]Coordinates: 36°21′40″N 127°12′40″E / 36.361°N 127.211°E / 36.361; 127.211[1]
Area 64.71 km2 (24.98 sq mi)
Established 31 December 1968
Governing body Korea National Park Service
english.knps.or.kr/Knp/Gyeryongsan/Intro/Introduction.aspx

Gyeryongsan National Park (Korean: 계룡산국립공원, 鷄龍山國立公園) is one of 20 national parks in South Korea. It was designated as a national park in 1968, as the second park in the country.[2] It covers an area of 64.71 km2 (24.98 sq mi).[2] One part of Gyeryongsan, a 845-metre-high (2,772 ft) mountain, is located in the park.

The park is home to a total of 1,121 plant species, 1,867 insect species and 645 animal species. Among the animals eleven are endangered, including Otter, Marten, Common buzzard, and Black woodpecker.[2]

Seoktap near Gapsa Temple, Gyeryeongsang Park

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gyeryongsan National Park". protectedplanet.net. 
  2. ^ a b c "Gyeryongsan: Intro". Korea National Park Service. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 

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