Curonian Spit National Park (Lithuania)

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Kuršių Nerija National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Pilkosios kopos1.jpg
Sand dunes in Kuršių Nerija National Park
Location Lithuania
Nearest city Neringa
Coordinates 55°28′52″N 21°05′49″E / 55.481°N 21.097°E / 55.481; 21.097Coordinates: 55°28′52″N 21°05′49″E / 55.481°N 21.097°E / 55.481; 21.097
Area 264 km2 (102 sq mi)
Established 1991

Kuršių Nerija National Park is one of the five national parks in Lithuania. It was established in 1991 to protect the unique ecosystems of the Curonian Spit and Curonian Lagoon.

Kuršių Nerija National Park is protected by the state, under the Lithuanian law of Protected Areas. Since 1997 it is a member of EUROPARC federation. The Park has Category II in the classification of the IUCN.

Nagliai nature reserve[edit]

Nagliai nature reserve protects the Dead dunes. Dead (Mirusios), or Gray (Pilkosios) dunes are large sand hills built by strong winds, with ravines and erosions. Nagliai nature reserve is a place for habitats of rare plants, included in the Red Book, four villages and two old cemetery sites that are hiding under the sand. Any human activity is prohibited in the reserve except for scientific observations. The cognitive trail of Nagliai is the only place from which you can explore the reserve’s objects.

In 1675–1854 four Nagliai villages here were covered in sand.

Red house in Nida

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