Vesuvius National Park

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Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio
IUCN category II (national park)
Punta del Nasone, Mount Somma.jpg
A view in the park
Map showing the location of Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio
Location of Vesuvius
Location Campania
Nearest city Torre del Greco
Area 72.59 km2 (28.03 sq mi)
Established June 5, 1995
Governing body Ministero dell'Ambiente
http://www.parks.it/parco.nazionale.vesuvio/Eindex.html

Vesuvius National Park (Italian: Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio) is an Italian national park centered on the active volcano Vesuvius, southeast from Naples. The park was founded in June 5, 1995 and covers an area of around 135 square kilometers all located within the Province of Naples.

It is centered on the active volcano and its most ancient (now inactive) crater, Monte Somma. It houses 612 vegetable species and 227 wildlife ones.

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Coordinates: 40°49′01″N 14°25′37″E / 40.817°N 14.427°E / 40.817; 14.427