Jaragua National Park
|Coordinates: 17°, 28" N to 17°, 58" N and from 71°, 16" W to 71°, 44" W|
|• Total||1,374 km2 (531 sq mi)|
|• Water||905 km2 (349 sq mi)|
Jaragua National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Jaragua) is a national park of the Dominican Republic. Jaragua National Park is located in the Pedernales Province in the extreme southwest of the Dominican Republic. Jaragua National Park has a total area of 1,374 km² (905 km² of which are marine), making it the largest protected area in the Caribbean region.
Jaragua National Park was established by Presidential Decree No. 1315 on August 11, 1983, and was named after the Taíno Chiefdom of Xaragua. The park is represented by the Hispaniolan dry forests ecoregion. Spanning the southern slopes of the Baoruco Mountain Range from Oviedo to Cabo Rojo, Jaragua National Park includes dry forest, mangroves, and scrub, as well as land and marine habitats.
Among the variety of habitats found in Jaragua, numerous lagoons are located within its boundaries: Laguna Oviedo, Laguna Salada, Manuel Matos, La Rabiza, Puerto en Medio, Bucán Base, and Salado Bucán.
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