Livradois-Forez Regional Natural Park

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Livradois-Forez Regional Natural Park (Parc naturel régional Livradois-Forez)
Protected Area
Vallée glaciaire du Fossat Forez France.jpg
Country France
State Auvergne
Region Puy-de-Dôme
Coordinates 45°36′11″N 3°33′00″E / 45.603°N 3.55°E / 45.603; 3.55Coordinates: 45°36′11″N 3°33′00″E / 45.603°N 3.55°E / 45.603; 3.55
Established 1986
Management Fédération des parcs naturels régionaux de France

Livradois-Forez Regional Natural Park (French: Parc naturel régional Livradois-Forez) is a protected area of woodlands and traditional farmland in the Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes regions of central France. Spanning the departments of Puy-de-Dôme, Haute-Loire, and Loire, the park covers a total area of 297,000 hectares (730,000 acres).[1]

Within its borders, the park contains more than 150 small communes. The park's main information center is located in Saint-Gervais-sous-Meymont.[2] The area was officially designated as a regional natural park in 1986.[1]

View of Le Brugeron, Puy-de-Dôme

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  1. ^ a b IUCN Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas (November 1990). 1990 United Nations list of national parks and protected areas. IUCN. p. 89. ISBN 978-2-8317-0032-8. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Rosemary Bailey (2007). National Geographic Traveler France. National Geographic Books. p. 227. ISBN 978-1-4262-0027-4. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 

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