Orient Forest Regional Natural Park

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Orient Forest Regional Natural Park (Parc naturel régional de la Forêt d'Orient)
Protected Area
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Country France
State Aube
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Coordinates 48°18′43″N 4°24′16″E / 48.31193238°N 4.40433556°E / 48.31193238; 4.40433556Coordinates: 48°18′43″N 4°24′16″E / 48.31193238°N 4.40433556°E / 48.31193238; 4.40433556
Established 1970
Management Fédération des parcs naturels régionaux de France
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Website: www.pnr-foret-orient.fr

Orient Forest Regional Natural Park (French: Parc naturel régional de la Forêt d'Orient) is a protected area of woodlands and lakes in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France. It covers a total area of 70,000 hectares (170,000 acres)[1] The parkland encompasses the large Forest of Orient as well as three man-made lakes: Lac d'Orient, Lac du Temple, and Lac Amance.[2] The area was officially designated as a regional natural park in 1970.[1]

Member communes[edit]

The park includes the following member communes:[3]

Lakes[edit]

The three man-made lakes offer sport and leisure activities for visitors. The largest lake, Lac d'Orient, covers 2,500 hectares (6,200 acres) and includes two marinas and three sand beaches.[2]

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References[edit]

  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 9 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Michelin (2010). Michelin Green Guide Alsace Lorraine Champagne. Michelin Apa Publications. p. 427. ISBN 978-1-906261-72-6. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  3. ^ :"Parc naturel régional de la Forêt d'Orient" (in French). Annuaire-mairie.fr. 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 

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