Llogara National Park

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Llogara National Park
Parku Kombëtar i Llogarasë
IUCN category II (national park)
Llogara pass.jpg
Forests of Llogara National Park
Map showing the location of Llogara National Park  Parku Kombëtar i Llogarasë
Map showing the location of Llogara National Park  Parku Kombëtar i Llogarasë
Location Vlorë County
Nearest city Vlorë
Coordinates 40°12′52″N 19°34′51″E / 40.2145°N 19.5809°E / 40.2145; 19.5809Coordinates: 40°12′52″N 19°34′51″E / 40.2145°N 19.5809°E / 40.2145; 19.5809[1]
Area 1,010 ha (2,500 acres)
Established 1966

The Llogora National Park (Albanian: Parku Kombëtar i Llogarasë or Llogorasë) is a national park in Vlorë County, Albania. It was declared since 1966 as a protected area by the Albanian Government.[2]

The park covers an area of 1,010 hectares (2,500 acres) and protects the forests on the north side of the Llogara Pass between a height from 470 to 2,018 m (1,542 to 6,621 ft) above sea level. In the park can be found many black pine (Pinus nigra) trees, Bosnian pines (Pinus heldreichii), Bulgarian fir, (Abies borisii-sign) and ash trees (Fraxinus). Llogara had a history of being a vacationing area for Albanians during communism.

Air currents that flow through the area have caused trees to bend in many interesting shapes, like the Pisha e Flamurit.[3]

Biodiversity[edit]

Recreation[edit]

Llogora Tourist Village
  • Along the road are several restaurants, hotels, and a small wooden cabin complex.

Most known hotels are Llogora Tourist Village, Hotel Sofo and Hotel Alpin.

  • The area of the park and the surrounding mountains are used mainly for hiking and tracking tours. A paragliding site serving annually as an international competition venue is located south of Llogara.
  • Traditional Lab Albanian meals are also offered to visitors who visit. Along the twisting road are several local vendors of honey and mountain tea.
  • Caesar's Pass (Qafa e Cezarit) named after Julius Caesar who marched down near the area in pursuit of Pompey is also located near Llogara Pass.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Llogara National Park". protectedplanet.net. 
  2. ^ "RRJETI I ZONAVE TE MBROJTURA NE SHQIPERI" (PDF). Albanian Ministry of Environment, Forests and Water Administration. Retrieved 2010-06-30. 
  3. ^ "Llogara National Park". CMS Lounge. 

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