List of national parks of Turkey

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National parks in Turkey are one of the five protected areas in the country. Approximately, 1% of Turkey's total area consist of national parks.[1][2]

Type Total number Total area (ha)
National parks (list) 40[2] 828,614
Nature parks (list) 203[3] 96,957
Nature preserve areas (list) 31[1] 48,657
Wildlife protection areas (list) 81[4] 1,192
Nature monuments (list) 112[5] 6,683
Grand total 299 1,033,646
Wetlands (list) 135 1[›] 1,919,893

^ 1: There are 13 wetlands per Ramsar Convention, some of the Ramsar sites are also classified as above (e.g. Lake Kuş is also a national park.)

List of national parks[edit]

# Name Photo Location Area (ha) Established
1 Yozgat Pine Grove National Park Yozgat 267 1958
2 Karatepe-Aslantaş National Park Karatepe Stadtmauer.JPG Osmaniye 4,143 1958
3 Soğuksu National Park Ankara 1,187 1959
4 Kuşcenneti National Park Manyas1.JPG Balıkesir 17,058 1959
5 Uludağ National Park Uludag range.JPG Bursa 13,024 1961
6 Yedigöller National Park Yedigoller 1891 nevit.jpg Bolu 1,623 1965
7 Dilek Peninsula - Büyük Menderes Delta National Park In Milli Park.jpg Aydın 27,598 1966
8 Spil Mount National Park Mount Sipylus Manisa Turkey Atalani Lake.jpg Manisa 6,801 1968
9 Kızıldağ National Park Isparta 55,106 1969
10 Mount Güllük-Termessos National Park Termessos - Overview.jpg Antalya 6,700 1970
11 Lake Kovada National Park Isparta 6,551 1970
12 Munzur Valley National Park Ovacik1.jpg Tunceli 42,674 1971
13 Beydağları Coastal National Park Olympos Gesamtansicht.JPG Antalya 31,165 1972
14 Köprülü Canyon National Park Köprülü Kanyon.JPG Antalya 35,719 1973
15 Mount Ilgaz National Park Ilgaz Dağı.jpg Kastamonu, Çankırı 1,118 1976
16 Commander-in-Chief National Historic Park Dumlupınar Şehitliği(2).jpg Afyonkarahisar, Kütahya, Uşak 40,948 1981
17 Ancient Göreme National Park Goreme valley.jpg Nevşehir 9,614 1986
18 Altındere Valley National Park Trabzon 4,468 1987
19 Boğazköy-Alacahöyük National Park Çorum 2,600 1988
20 Mount Nemrut National Park Mount Nemrut (1).JPG Adıyaman, Malatya 13,827 1988
21 Lake Beyşehir National Park Beysehir from Lake Beysehir.jpg Konya 86,855 1993
22 Kazdağı National Park Mıhlı Waterfall.JPG Balıkesir 20,935 1994
23 Altınbeşik Cave National Park Antalya 1,147 1994
24 Hatila Valley National Park Artvin 16,944 1994
25 Karagöl-Sahara National Park Karagöl - Black Lake, Bolkar Mountains.JPG Artvin 3,251 1994
26 Kaçkar Mountains National Park KackarLiblerGolu.jpg Rize, Artvin 52,970 1994
27 Aladağlar National Park Aladağlar 01.JPG Niğde, Adana, Kayseri 55,064 1995
28 Marmaris National Park Muğla 29,206 1996
29 Saklıkent National Park Saklıkent Kanyonu (2).jpg Muğla, Antalya 1,643 1996
30 Ancient Troya National Park Walls of Troy (2).jpg Çanakkale 13,517 1996
31 Mount Honaz National Park Mount Honaz Denizli Turkey.jpg Denizli 9,429 1998
32 Küre Mountains National Park Küre Dağları Güllüce Köyü Kanyonu 2014-06-15 19-58.jpeg Kastamonu, Bartın 37,753 2000
33 Sarıkamış-Allahuekber Mountains National Park Kars, Erzurum 22,519 2004
34 Mount Ararat National Park MountArarat.jpg Ağrı, Iğdır 88,014 2004
35 Lake Gala National Park Edirne 6,087 2005
36 Sultan Reedy National Park Sultan sazlığı.jpg Kayseri 24,357 2006
37 Tek Tek Mountains National Park Şanlıurfa 19,335 2007
38 İğneada Floodplain Forests National Park İğneadaFloodplainForestsNP (10).JPG Kırklareli 3,155 2007
39 Nene Hatun National Historic Park Erzurum 387 2009
40 Battle of Sakarya National Historic Park Ankara 13,850 2015

Former national parks[edit]

# Name Photo Location Area (ha) Notes
1 Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park Anzac Cove3.JPG Çanakkale 33,439 Declared as national park in 1973. In 2015, status changed to special administration under "Gallipoli War Historical Site Directorate".

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yurdakul Erol, Secil & Yalçın Kıvan, Hasan Tezcan Yıldırım (2011-10-19). "The general characteristics and main problems of national parks in Turkey" (PDF). African Journal of Agricultural Research. 6 (23): 5377–5385. doi:10.5897/AJAR11.377. ISSN 1991-637X. Retrieved 2015-08-21. 
  2. ^ a b "TÜRKİYE'NİN MİLLİ PARKLARI" (PDF) (in Turkish). milliparklar.gov.tr. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "TÜRKİYE'NİN TABİAT PARKLARI" (PDF) (in Turkish). milliparklar.gov.tr. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "YABAN HAYATI GELİŞTİRME SAHALARI" (PDF) (in Turkish). milliparklar.gov.tr. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "TÜRKİYE'NİN TABİAT ANITLARI" (PDF) (in Turkish). milliparklar.gov.tr. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 

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