Jirisan National Park

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Jirisan National Park
지리산국립공원, 智異山國立公園
IUCN category II (national park)
LocationJeollanam-do, Jeollabuk-do, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
Nearest cityGurye
Coordinates35°17′24″N 127°37′55″E / 35.29°N 127.632°E / 35.29; 127.632[1]Coordinates: 35°17′24″N 127°37′55″E / 35.29°N 127.632°E / 35.29; 127.632[1]
Area471.75 km2 (182.14 sq mi)[2]
Established29 December 1967
Visitors1.5 million[2]
Governing bodyKorea National Park Service

Jirisan National Park (Korean: 지리산국립공원, 智異山國立公園) is a national park in South Korea, located on the boundaries of Jeollanam-do, Jeollabuk-do, and Gyeongsangnam-do. It is also located bordering the towns of Namwon, Gurye, and Hamyang. Jirisan was the first park to be designated as a national park in South Korea, in 1967.[2] It is also the largest terrestrial national park in the country with an emphasis on biodiversity conservation, a well-known conservation programme on the Asiatic black bear and a pioneering restoration programme on damaged areas by overuse.


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

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