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Ōnuma Quasi-National Park

Ōnuma Quasi-National Park (大沼国定公園, Ōnuma Kokutei Kōen) is a 90.83 km2 (35.07 sq mi)[1] quasi-national park on the Oshima Peninsula in southwest Hokkaidō, Japan. The park encompasses the volcanic Hokkaidō Komagatake (北海道駒ケ岳, Hokkaidō Koma-ga-take) as well as the Ōnuma (大沼) and Konuma (小沼) ponds, which abut against the west slope of the mountain. The park, which was designated as quasi-national in 1958, is the smallest major park in Hokkaidō.

Ōnuma Quasi-National Park
大沼国定公園
IUCN category II (national park)
Komagatake dusk.jpg
Hokkaidō Komagatake, in the center of the park, at dusk.
Map showing the location of Ōnuma Quasi-National Park
Map showing the location of Ōnuma Quasi-National Park
Location Hokkaidō, Japan
Nearest city Nanae
Coordinates 42°00′44″N 140°40′16″E / 42.0121°N 140.671°E / 42.0121; 140.671[1]Coordinates: 42°00′44″N 140°40′16″E / 42.0121°N 140.671°E / 42.0121; 140.671[1]
Area 90.83 km2 (35.07 sq mi)
Established July 1, 1958
Official name Onuma
Designated 3 July 2012
Reference no. 2058[2]

Ōnuma and Konuma were created when mudflows due to eruptions of Hokkaidō Koma-ga-take dammed up depressions at the base of the mountain. The ponds, which are dotted with watershields, are surrounded by birch and maple forests.

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  1. ^ a b Onuma Quasi National Park protectedplanet.net
  2. ^ "Onuma". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018. 

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