Macarao National Park

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Macarao National Park
Parque Nacional Macarao
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Macarao National Park Parque Nacional Macarao
Map showing the location of Macarao National Park Parque Nacional Macarao
Location Venezuela
Coordinates10°25′N 67°01′W / 10.417°N 67.017°W / 10.417; -67.017Coordinates: 10°25′N 67°01′W / 10.417°N 67.017°W / 10.417; -67.017
Area150 km2 (58 sq mi)
EstablishedDecember 5, 1973 (1973-12-05)

The Macarao National Park[1] (Spanish: Parque nacional Macarao)[2] Is a protected area with the status of a national park located in the Macarao, San Pedro and Jarillo rivers, in the north of the South American country of Venezuela.[3][4] Its extension of 15,000 hectares covers part of the Capital District and Miranda State. The area was declared National Park in 1973.

It constitutes a zone of protection of hydrographic resources that contributes to satisfy the drinking water needs of the city of Caracas.

It is characterized by a mountainous relief that forms part of the Cordillera de la Costa, the highest point of which is the Alto de Ño León. It has facilities to facilitate sports, scientific and educational excursions.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ (Venezuela), Instituto Nacional de Parques; (Venezuela), Fundación de Educación Ambiental (1983-01-01). Los Parques nacionales de Venezuela (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Parques.
  2. ^ Boyla, Kerem; Estrada, Angélica; International, BirdLife (2017-03-16). Áreas importantes para la conservación de las aves en los Andes tropicales: sitios prioritarios para la conservación de la biodiversidad (in Spanish). BirdLife International. ISBN 9789978441961.
  3. ^ Nweihed, Kaldone G. (1992-01-01). Frontera y límite en su marco mundial: una aproximación a la "fronterología" (in Spanish). Equinoccio. ISBN 9789802370641.
  4. ^ Cunill, Pedro (1990-01-01). Venezuela: opciones geográficas (in Spanish). Fundación Eugenio Mendoza. ISBN 9789806017481.