Pulju Wilderness Area

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Pulju Wilderness Area
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Map showing the location of Pulju Wilderness Area
Map showing the location of Pulju Wilderness Area
Location in Finland
LocationLapland, Finland
Coordinates68°18′N 24°43′E / 68.300°N 24.717°E / 68.300; 24.717Coordinates: 68°18′N 24°43′E / 68.300°N 24.717°E / 68.300; 24.717
Area614 km2 (237 sq mi)
Governing bodyMetsähallitus

Pulju Wilderness Area (Finnish: Puljun erämaa) is a wilderness reserve in the municipalities of Enontekiö and Kittilä in Lapland, Finland. It is governed by Metsähallitus and covers 614 square kilometres (237 sq mi). It was established in 1991 like all the other wilderness areas in Lapland.[1]

The Pulju area is especially known for its peculiar landscape forms from (probably) the latest ice age: worm-like winding Pulju moraines. They are situated about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) north from the Pulju village.

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  1. ^ "Pulju Wilderness Area". Outdoors.fi. Metsähallitus. Retrieved 2015-05-10.