Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks

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Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
नंदा देवी और फूलों की घाटी राष्ट्रीय उद्यान
Map showing the location of Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parksनंदा देवी और फूलों की घाटी राष्ट्रीय उद्यान
Map showing the location of Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parksनंदा देवी और फूलों की घाटी राष्ट्रीय उद्यान
Location Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates 30°25′7″N 79°50′59″E / 30.41861°N 79.84972°E / 30.41861; 79.84972Coordinates: 30°25′7″N 79°50′59″E / 30.41861°N 79.84972°E / 30.41861; 79.84972
Area 717.83 km2
Established 1988 as Nanda Devi National Park
Official name Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers national parks
Type Natural
Criteria vii, x
Designated 1988 (12th session)
Reference no. 335
State Party India
Region Asia-Pacific
Extensions 2005

The Nanda Devi National Park and Valley of Flowers National Parks is an UNESCO World Heritage Site in Uttarakhand, India.[1] It possesses of two core areas about 20km apart, made up by the Nanda Devi National Park and the Valley of Flowers National Park, plus an encompassing Combined Buffer Zone.

In 1988 the site was inscribed as Nanda Devi National Park (India). In 2005 it was expanded to encompass the Valley of Flowers National Park and a larger buffer zone and it was renamed to Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks.

The areas of the site are

  • 630.33 km2 (243.37 sq mi) - Nanda Devi National Park core area
  • 87.50 km2 (33.78 sq mi) - Valley of Flowers National Park core area
  • 5,148.57 km2 (1,987.87 sq mi)[1] - Buffer zone

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