Krkonoše National Park
|Krkonoše National Park|
Sněžka Mountain from Černá hora
|Official name: Krkonošský Národní Park|
|Regions||Liberec, Hradec Králové|
|- elevation||1,602 m (5,256 ft)|
|- elevation||400 m (1,300 ft)|
|Length||35 km (22 mi), NW-SE|
|Width||15 km (9 mi), NE-SW|
|Area||549.69 km2 (212 sq mi)|
|- protective zone||186.42 km2 (72 sq mi)|
|Founded||17 May 1963|
Location of Krkonoše in the Czech Republic
Krkonoše National Park (Czech: Krkonošský národní park, often abbreviated as KRNAP) is a national park in the Liberec and Hradec Králové regions of the Czech Republic. It lies in the Krkonoše Mountains which is the highest range of the country. The park has also been listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site. It borders Karkonosze National Park in Poland. Krkonoše's highest mountain is Snow Mountain (Sněžka - 1602 m) which is also the highest mountain in the Czech republic.
The National Park management headquarters are located in the town of Vrchlabí, often called the Gateway to Krkonoše.
- Rubín, Josef (2003). Národní parky a chráněné krajinné oblasti. Praha: Olympia. ISBN 80-7033-808-3.
- "Správa KRNAP". S-KRNAP-2007. Retrieved 2007-03-14.
- Opera Corcontica - Scientific Journal from the Krkonoše National Park
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