Mu Ko Chang National Park

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Mu Ko Chang National Park
อุทยานแห่งชาติหมู่เกาะช้าง
IUCN category II (national park)
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Map showing the location of Mu Ko Chang National Park
Map showing the location of Mu Ko Chang National Park
Map of Thailand
Location Ko Chang District, Trat Province, Thailand
Coordinates 11°58′44″N 102°22′05″E / 11.979°N 102.368°E / 11.979; 102.368Coordinates: 11°58′44″N 102°22′05″E / 11.979°N 102.368°E / 11.979; 102.368[1]
Area 650 km2 (250 sq mi)
Established 1982

Mu Ko Chang National Park (Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติหมู่เกาะช้าง) is in Trat Province, eastern Thailand. It spans several provincial districts.[2] It is a marine national park[3] with an area of 650 square kilometres (250 sq mi), including 52 islands.[2] The most notable island within the archipelago is Ko Chang. Ko Chang covers an area of 212.947 km2 and is the major island in the Mu Ko Chang National Park, which became Thailand's 45th National Park in 1982.[4] The park is an IUCN Category II protected area with coral reefs.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mu Ko Chang Marine National Park". protectedplanet.net. Archived from the original on 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2012-06-17.[not in citation given]
  2. ^ a b "Koh Chang National Park". Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  3. ^ Braatz, Susan M. (November 1992). Conserving Biological Diversity: A Strategy for Protected Areas in the Asia-Pacific Region. World Bank Publications. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-8213-2307-6. Retrieved October 1, 2011.
  4. ^ Pumijumnong, Nathsuda; Payomrat, Paramate (2013). "The Effective Ecological Factors and Vegetation at Koh Chang Island, Trat Province, Thailand" (PDF). Open Journal of Forestry. 3 (1): 41–48. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  5. ^ Spalding, Mark; Ravilious, Corinna; Green, Edmund Peter (2001). World Atlas of Coral Reefs. University of California Press. pp. 265–. ISBN 978-0-520-23255-6. Retrieved October 1, 2011.

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