Izta-Popo Zoquiapan National Park

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Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl National Park
Parque Nacional Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl
IUCN category II (national park)
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Aerial view of Iztaccíhuatl (left) and Popocatépetl
Map showing the location of Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl National Park
Map showing the location of Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl National Park
LocationMéxico, Puebla, and Morelos, Mexico
Nearest cityMexico City
Coordinates19°14′10″N 98°39′48″W / 19.23611°N 98.66333°W / 19.23611; -98.66333Coordinates: 19°14′10″N 98°39′48″W / 19.23611°N 98.66333°W / 19.23611; -98.66333
Area39,819.08 ha (98,395.1 acres)[1]
EstablishedNovember 8, 1935[2]
Governing bodyNational Commission of Protected Natural Areas (CONANP)

Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl), also sometimes known as Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl Zoquiapan National Park and Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl, Zoquiapan and Anexas National Park, and often with the abbreviations Izta-Popo, is a national park in Mexico on the border of the states of México, Puebla, and Morelos. The park protects nearly 40,000 hectares (99,000 acres) surrounding Mexico's second- and third-highest peaks, the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes, as well as the areas of the Hacienda de Zoquiapán and its annexed areas (anexas) of Zoquiapan, Ixtlahuacán, and the Río Frío de Juárez river.

The park was established on November 8, 1935, and today is administered by the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (CONANP), a federal agency of the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources.

Animation about the park created by the Pro Natura organization

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sistema de Información Geográfica". Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas. Retrieved 22 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Parque Nacional Izta-Popo Zoquiapan". SIMEC: Sistema de Información, Monitoreo, y Evaluación para la Conservación (in Spanish). Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2017.

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