Kerama Shotō National Park

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Kerama Shotō National Park
慶良間諸島国立公園
IUCN category II (national park)
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Location Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan
Coordinates 26°2′N 127°33′E / 26.033°N 127.550°E / 26.033; 127.550Coordinates: 26°2′N 127°33′E / 26.033°N 127.550°E / 26.033; 127.550
Area 939.95 km2 (362.92 sq mi)
Established 5 March 2014

Kerama Shotō National Park (慶良間諸島国立公園?, Kerama Shotō Kokuritsu Kōen) is a national park in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Established in 2014, it is located in and around the Kerama Islands. The park comprises a land area of 3,520 ha (8,700 acres) in the municipalities of Tokashiki and Zamami together with 90,475 ha (223,570 acres) of the surrounding waters. The Kerama Islands previously formed part of Okinawa Kaigan Quasi-National Park. The day of establishment, March 5, coincides with Coral Day (サンゴの日?).[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ 慶良間諸島国立公園の指定の概要 [Designation of Kerama Shoto National Park - Summary] (PDF) (in Japanese). Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kerama Islands: new national park in Japan". IUCN. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  3. ^ 慶良間諸島国立公園の指定について [Concerning the designation of Kerama Shoto National Park] (in Japanese). Okinawa Prefecture. 5 March 2014. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 

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