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Pyhä-Luosto National Park

 

Pyhä-Luosto National Park

Pyhä-Luosto National Park (Pyhä-Luoston kansallispuisto)
Protected area
Isokuru in March 2006
Country Finland
Region Lapland
Coordinates
Area 142 km2 (55 sq mi)
Established 2005
Management Metsähallitus
Visitation 128,000 (2009[1])
IUCN category II - National Park
Website: http://www.outdoors.fi/pyha-luostonp

Pyhä-Luosto National Park (Pyhä-Luoston kansallispuisto) is a national park in Lapland, Finland. It was established in 2005 when Finland's oldest national park, Pyhätunturi National Park (established in 1938) was joined to Luosto. This makes Pyhä-Luosto Finland's oldest but at the same time newest national park. The new park covers 142 square kilometres (55 sq mi). The most important features are geological specialities, old forests and wetlands.

The park's base is formed by Finland's southernmost, 12-peak tunturi line. The tunturis are remnants of Alp-like mountains of 2 billion years of age. 200-year-old or older pine tree forests grow on the hills. The highest tunturis are Noitatunturi, 540 m (1,772 ft), and Ukko-Luosto, 514 m (1,686 ft).

See also

References

  1. ^ "Käyntimäärät kansallispuistoittain 2009" (in Finnish).  

External links

  • Outdoors.fi – Pyhä-Luosto National Park
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