Izta-Popo Zoquiapan National Park

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Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl National Park
Parque Nacional Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl
Popo Iztac.jpg
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
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)

Izta-Popo Zoquiapan National Park[a] is a national park in Mexico on the border of the states of México, Puebla, and Morelos. The park protects 39,819.08 hectares (98,395.1 acres),[1] surrounding Mexico's second- and third-highest peaks, the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes (respectively 5,426 m (17,802 ft)[3] and 5,220–5,230 m (17,130–17,160 ft))[4][5][6] as well as the area of the Hacienda de Zoquiapán, and its annexed areas (anexas) of Zoquiapan, Ixtlahuacán, and the Frío de Juárez River.

History[edit]

Animation about the park created by the Pro Natura organization

The park was established on November 8, 1935,[2] and today is administered by the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (CONANP), a federal agency of the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources.

The park was closed to the public from March 2020 to March 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico.[7]

See also[edit]

Notelist[edit]

  1. ^ Also known in full as:
    • "Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl Zoquiapan National Park"
    • "Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl National Park" (Spanish: Parque Nacional Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl)
    • "Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl, Zoquiapan and Anexas National Park"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sistema de Información Geográfica". Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas. Archived from the original on 27 October 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "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.
  3. ^ "Popocatépetl". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2008-12-18.
  4. ^ "Iztaccíhuatl". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2009-06-17.
  5. ^ "Elevaciones principales - Puebla" (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Archived from the original on 10 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2009.
  6. ^ "Lo más y lo menos del territorio de México - Montañas (más altas)" (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Archived from the original on 3 March 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2009.
  7. ^ "Anuncian reapertura del Parque Nacional Izta-Popo". jornada.com.mx (in Spanish). La Jornada. March 5, 2021. Retrieved March 5, 2021.

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