Curonian Spit National Park (Lithuania)

Kuršių Nerija National Park is one of the five national parks in Lithuania. It was established in 1991 to protect the unique ecosystems of the Curonian Spit and Curonian Lagoon.

Kuršių Nerija National Park
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Sand dunes in Kuršių Nerija National Park
Map showing the location of Kuršių Nerija National Park
Map showing the location of Kuršių Nerija National Park
LocationLithuania
Nearest cityNeringa
Coordinates55°28′52″N 21°05′49″E / 55.481°N 21.097°E / 55.481; 21.097Coordinates: 55°28′52″N 21°05′49″E / 55.481°N 21.097°E / 55.481; 21.097
Area273.89 km2 (105.75 sq mi)
Established1991
Visitors0.4 million[1] (in 2011)

Kuršių Nerija National Park is protected by the state, under the Lithuanian law of Protected Areas. Since 1997 it is a member of EUROPARC Federation. The Park has Category II in the classification of the IUCN.[2]

Nagliai nature reserveEdit

Nagliai nature reserve protects the Dead dunes. Dead (Mirusios), or Gray (Pilkosios) dunes are large sand hills built by strong winds, with ravines and erosions. Nagliai nature reserve is a place for habitats of rare plants, included in the Red Book, four villages and two old cemetery sites that are hiding under the sand. Any human activity is prohibited in the reserve except for scientific observations. The cognitive trail of Nagliai is the only place from which you can explore the reserve's objects.

In 1675–1854 four Nagliai villages here were covered in sand.

 
Red house in Nida

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Turistų srautai kelia nerimą". 15min. 22 July 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  2. ^ Kursiu Nerijos Nacionalinis Parkas in Lithuania Protected Planet

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