Rodna National Park

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Rodna National Park
Parcul Național Rodna
IUCN category II (national park)
Clăi de fân Borșa.jpg
Map showing the location of Rodna National Park
Map showing the location of Rodna National Park
Location within Romania
Location  Romania
Actual Bistrita-Nasaud county CoA.png Bistriţa-Năsăud County
Actual Maramures county CoA.png Maramureş County
Actual Suceava county CoA.png Suceava County
Nearest city Borşa
Coordinates 47°32′24″N 24°44′06″E / 47.54°N 24.735°E / 47.54; 24.735Coordinates: 47°32′24″N 24°44′06″E / 47.54°N 24.735°E / 47.54; 24.735[1]
Area 46.599 hectares (115.15 acres)
Established 2000, designation in 1990

The Rodna National Park (Romanian: Parcul Naţional Rodna) is a protected area (national park category II IUCN) situated in Romania, in the administrative territory of counties Bistriţa-Năsăud, Maramureş and Suceava.[2]


The National Park is located in Northern Romania, in the Rodna Mountains, a subdivision of the Eastern Carpathians.[3]


The Rodna National Park with an area of 46.599[4] was declared natural protected area by the Law Number 5 of March 6, 2000 (published in Monitorul Oficial Number 152 of April 12, 2000)[4] and represents a mountainous area (ridges, mountain peaks, cirques, crevasses, caves, moraines, springs, valleys, forests and pastures) what shelters a large variety of flora and fauna species (some of by law protected).

Natural reserves included in park: Poiana cu narcise de pe Masivul Saca (5 ha), Ineu-Lala (2.568 ha) and Izvoarele Mihăiesei (50 ha) in Bistrița-Năsăud county;[5] Izvorul Bătrâna (0,50 ha), Pietrosu Mare (scientific reservation 3.300 ha) and Piatra Rea (scientific reservation 409 ha) in Maramureș county;[6] and Bila-Lala (325,10 ha) in Suceava county.[7]

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