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Biwako Quasi-National Park

Coordinates: 35°21′31.74″N 136°10′17.1″E / 35.3588167°N 136.171417°E / 35.3588167; 136.171417

Biwako Quasi-National Park
琵琶湖国定公園
Biwa Lake.jpg
LocationShiga/Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Area976.72 km²
EstablishedJuly 24, 1950

Biwako Kokutei Kōen (琵琶湖国定公園) is a Quasi-National Park in Shiga Prefecture and Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.[1][2] It was founded on 24 July 1950 and has an area of 976.7 km2 (377 sq mi).[3] In June 1993 an area of 65,984 ha beside Lake Biwa was designated a Ramsar Site and wetland of international importance.[4]

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  1. ^ "琵琶湖国定公園". Ministry of the Environment. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  2. ^ "三河湾/鈴鹿/室生赤目青山/琵琶湖". National Parks Association of Japan. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  3. ^ "List of National Parks". Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Ramsar Sites in Japan - Biwa-ko" (PDF). Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 24 March 2011.