Linnansaari National Park

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Linnansaari National Park (Linnansaaren kansallispuisto)
Protected area
Country Finland
Region Southern Savonia, Northern Savonia
Coordinates 62°06′38″N 28°30′34″E / 62.11056°N 28.50944°E / 62.11056; 28.50944Coordinates: 62°06′38″N 28°30′34″E / 62.11056°N 28.50944°E / 62.11056; 28.50944
Area 38 km2 (15 sq mi)
Established 1956
Management Metsähallitus
Visitation 31,000 (2009[1])
IUCN category II - National Park
Linnansaari National Park is located in Finland
Linnansaari National Park
Location in Finland

Linnansaari National Park (Finnish: Linnansaaren kansallispuisto) is a national park in the Southern Savonia and Northern Savonia regions of Finland. It lies in the middle of the lake Haukivesi, a part of greater Saimaa. The National Park was established to conserve the valuable natural features of the Finnish lakeland.

On the main island there's an old croft. Slash-and-burn agriculture is still practised on its fields to conserve the old cultural landscape and the associated plant and animal species. A large part of the island is natural-state coniferous forest, with some herb-rich parts.

The critically endangered Saimaa Ringed Seal inhabits the park.

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  1. ^ "Käyntimäärät kansallispuistoittain 2009" (in Finnish). Metsähallitus. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 

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