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Arcipelago Toscano National Park is a large Tuscan Archipelago national park and marine park in the Provinces of Grosseto and Livorno, western Tuscany, Italy.

Parco Nazionale Arcipelago Toscano
IUCN category II (national park)
Montecristo
Montecristo Island, Tuscan Archipelago
Tuscan Archipelago
LocationTuscan Archipelago
Nearest cityPortoferraio
Coordinates42°45′N 10°18′E / 42.750°N 10.300°E / 42.750; 10.300[1]Coordinates: 42°45′N 10°18′E / 42.750°N 10.300°E / 42.750; 10.300[1]
Area746.63 km2 (288.28 sq mi)
Established1996, expanded in 1997
Governing bodyMinistero dell`Ambiente
www.islepark.it

GeographyEdit

The Tuscan archipelago (chain of islands) is located between the Ligurian Sea (north) and Tyrrhenian Sea (south), in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Italian national park protects 56,776 hectares (140,300 acres) of sea and 17,887 hectares (44,200 acres) of island (land) habitats.[2]

The Arcipelago Toscano National Park includes the seven main islands (isola) of the Tuscan Archipelago:

The highest point in the park is Mount Capanne (Italian: Monte Capanne), at 1,019 metres (3,343 ft) in elevation, on the island of Elba.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Google (15 January 2012). "Parco Nazionale Arcipelago Toscano" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Protected Area". Parco nazionale dell'Arcipelago Toscano. Retrieved 15 January 2012.

ReferencesEdit

  • Yearbook of the Italian Parks 2005; edited by Comunicazione in association with Federparchi and the Italian State Tourism Board; ISBN 88-7585-011-9.

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