Björnlandet National Park

Björnlandet is a national park in Västerbotten County, northern Sweden. It was established in 1991 and covers an area of 11 km2 (4.2 sq mi).

Björnlandet National Park
Björnlandets nationalpark
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LocationVästerbotten County, Sweden
Nearest cityÅsele, Umeå
Coordinates63°58′N 18°01′E / 63.967°N 18.017°E / 63.967; 18.017Coordinates: 63°58′N 18°01′E / 63.967°N 18.017°E / 63.967; 18.017
Area11 km2 (4.2 sq mi)[1]
Established1991[1]
Governing bodyNaturvårdsverket

Geographically it lies in southernmost Lappland, about 30 km (19 mi) southwest of the hamlet (locality) of Fredrika, in Åsele Municipality.

The park is notable for its large primeval forest and a geography that is distinguished by steep ravines and precipices. The fauna is comparatively of lower interest, due to the harsh climate and environment.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Björnlandet National Park". Naturvårdsverket. Archived from the original on 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2009-02-26.

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