Saturday, December 20, 2014

Biggest National Parks of the World and their Location - World Geography

1. Yellowstone N. P.: Situated in the eastern slope of Rocky Mountain in U.S.A. Wild Bison graze in Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first national park. Designated in 1872, geothermal springs and boiling mud are among its natural spectacles making it major tourist attraction. Old Faithful geyser is a main attraction.

2. Blue Mountain N. P.: This extends over an area of 2160 sq. km in southeast Australia and is sanctuary for kangaroos, wallabies and many species of birds. It is visited by thousands of nature lovers and tourists annually.

3. Glacier Bay N. P.: Established in 1980, this national park lies on the pacific coast of the southeast Alaska. According to the opinion of glaciologists, ice recedes here more rapidly than anywhere else on the Earth. A large number of nature lovers and tourists visit this park in the summer season.

4. Glacier N. P.: This national park was established in the Columbia Mountain, British Columbia (Canada). There are more than 400 glaciers in this national park. The glaciers here, however, are receding at the rate of about two metres per year. This national park is visited by a large number of nature lovers and eco-tourists during the summer season.

5. Jasper N. P.: Situated in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta State of Canada, it is the largest park in Rockies. It was established in 1911. A large number of tourists and nature lovers visit park especially during the spring and summer season. It is connected with the other parts of the country by railway and roads.

6. Kakadu N. P.: Located near the Darwin city of Australia, it is noted for its scenic beauty, wildlife and Aboriginal rock art. Good infrastructure and accommodation facilities have been developed here for the eco-tourists and visitors. Its ecosystem, fauna and flora have great educational and research utility.

7. Kluane N. P.: Situated in the southwest Yukon Territory, it is one of the largest national parks in Canada. It contains world’s largest ice-fields outside of the polar region. Mount Logan, the highest peak of Canada, is located in this national park. It is very sparsely populated. Its slopes are covered with different types of conifers.

8. Mammoth Cave N. P.: A national park in the central Kentucky (U.S.A.), designated in 1926 to protect one of the longest known cave system in the world. Situated on the edge of Kentucky’s limestone plain, it consist of over 530 Km of Chartered passageways and contains some spectacular rock formations. A large of tourists visits this park annually.

9. Serengeti N. P.: Situated in Tanzania to the west of the Rift Valley, it is a vast plain. It was made a national park in 1951 to protect a large number of migrating Zebra and Gazelle. A large number of tourists from all over the world visit this national park throughout the year.

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