Lierne National Park

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Lierne National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Lierne National Park logo.jpg
Location Nord-Trøndelag, Norway
Nearest city Grong
Coordinates 64°18′N 13°54′E / 64.300°N 13.900°E / 64.300; 13.900Coordinates: 64°18′N 13°54′E / 64.300°N 13.900°E / 64.300; 13.900
Area 333 square kilometres (129 sq mi)
Established 2004
Governing body Directorate for Nature Management

Lierne National Park (Norwegian: Lierne nasjonalpark) lies in the municipality of Lierne in Trøndelag county, Norway. The 333-square-kilometre (129 sq mi) park was established on 17 December 2004 by a royal resolution. The park covers 333 square kilometres (129 sq mi) of land along the border with Sweden. The park lies east of the populated areas in Lierne, about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) southeast of the village of Sandvika and about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) northeast of the village of Mebygda.

A plateau at 790 masl

The park is dominated by a large mountainous region rich in lynx, wolverines, bears, and wildfowl. The rare Arctic fox also live in the area. Much of the land was formed during the last Ice Age. There are many peaks over 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) above sea level, the highest of which is Hestkjøltopp at 1,390 metres (4,560 ft). There are many wetland areas with large swamps and open woodlands.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brænd, Tore J., ed. (2016-02-26). "Lierne nasjonalpark". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-04-23.

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