Tiveden National Park

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Tiveden National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Junker Jägares sten.jpg
The Junker Jägare's stone in Tiveden: a boulder 15 metres (49 ft) tall.
Map showing the location of Tiveden National Park
Map showing the location of Tiveden National Park
Tiveden National Park
Location in Sweden
Location Västra Götaland and Örebro counties, Sweden
Nearest city Karlsborg
Coordinates 58°43′00″N 14°36′20″E / 58.71667°N 14.60556°E / 58.71667; 14.60556Coordinates: 58°43′00″N 14°36′20″E / 58.71667°N 14.60556°E / 58.71667; 14.60556
Area 1,350 hectares (3,300 acres)[1]
Established 1983

Tiveden National Park (Swedish: Tivedens nationalpark) is a national park situated in the municipalities of Laxå (Örebro County) and Karlsborg (Västra Götaland County), in the historical province of Västergötland in Sweden. It covers 1,350 hectares (3,300 acres) of wild forest over rugged terrain.[1] The national park was established in 1983, and is administered by Naturvårdsverket and the county of Örebro, although a part of its area is located in the county of Västra Götaland.[2]

History[edit]

At the beginning of the Middle Ages, the forest of Tiveden was a hiding-place for outlaws, who took refuge there.

Notes and references[edit]

  • This article was initially translated from the French Wikipedia.
  1. ^ a b English: {{{1}}} "Tiveden National Park". Naturvårdsverket. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Tivedens nationalpark" (PDF). Länsstyrelsen Örebro (in Swedish). Retrieved 1 July 2011.