Petkeljärvi National Park

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Petkeljärvi National Park (Petkeljärven kansallispuisto)
Protected area
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Country Finland
Region North Karelia
Location Ilomantsi
 - coordinates 62°35′N 031°11′E / 62.583°N 31.183°E / 62.583; 31.183Coordinates: 62°35′N 031°11′E / 62.583°N 31.183°E / 62.583; 31.183
Area 6 km2 (2 sq mi)
Established 1956
Management Metsähallitus
Visitation 19,500 (2009[1])
IUCN category II - National Park
Petkeljärvi National Park is located in Finland
Petkeljärvi National Park
Location in Finland

Petkeljärvi National Park (Finnish: Petkeljärven kansallispuisto) is a national park in Ilomantsi in the North Karelia region of Finland. It was established in 1956 and covers 6 square kilometres (2 sq mi). Its specialities are e.g. fortification from the Continuation War, some of which have been renovated, and valuable eskers. The park's vegetation mostly consists of light Scots pine forests. The park, along with Patvinsuo National Park, belongs to the North-Karelian biosphere reserves of UNESCO.

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  1. ^ "Käyntimäärät kansallispuistoittain 2009" (in Finnish). Metsähallitus. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 

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