Pilat Regional Natural Park
|Pilat Regional Natural Park (Parc naturel régional du Pilat)|
Pilat Regional Natural Park (French: Parc naturel régional du Pilat) is a protected area of mountainous countryside in the Rhône-Alpes region of southeastern France. The park spans the departments of Loire and Rhône, and covers a total area of 65,000 hectares (160,000 acres).
The mountain terrain ranges from 140 metres (460 ft) to 1,432 metres (4,698 ft) in elevation. Forty-seven communes dot the landscape, with approximately fifty thousand residents. The land was officially designated a regional natural park in 1974.
The park includes 47 member communes:
- 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 26 August 2011.
- "The remarkable region of Pilat". Parc du Pilat. 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
- "Pilat FAQ" (in French). Parc du Pilat. 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
- "Les communes du Pilat" (in French). Parc-naturel-pilat.fr. 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2011.
- Official park website (in French)
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