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A Syrian brown bear in the park

Lar National Park (Persian پارک ملی لار park-e melli-e lar) is a protected area in Mazandaran Province and Tehran Province, in northern Iran.

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GeographyEdit

 
Lar national park
 
Yellow plain in Lar National Park.

The 30,000-hectare (74,000-acre) park is in the Central Alborz mountain range, at the foot of Mount Damavand.[1]

It has been a national park since 1976 and a protected area since 1982 by the Iran Department of Environment. Since 1991 hunting has been prohibited.[2][3]

The Lar Dam and reservoir is located within the park. It is a major tourist attraction, being only 70 kilometres (43 mi) northeast of Tehran.

The park is accessible by car via Haraz road (Road 77).

Flora and faunaEdit

One of the rare species of the fish family Salmonidae is native to this area. Other notable flora and fauna of the park are:

Central Alborz mountain range mapEdit

Map of central Alborz Peaks: 1 Alam-Kuh
 
  −25 to 500 m (−82 to 1,640 ft)
  500 to 1,500 m (1,600 to 4,900 ft)
  1,500 to 2,500 m (4,900 to 8,200 ft)
  2,500 to 3,500 m (8,200 to 11,500 ft)
  3,500 to 4,500 m (11,500 to 14,800 ft)
  4,500 to 5,671 m (14,764 to 18,606 ft)
2 Azad Kuh 3 Damavand
4 Do Berar 5 Do Khaharan
6 Ghal'eh Gardan 7 Gorg
8 Kholeno 9 Mehr Chal
10 Mishineh Marg 11 Naz
12 Shah Alborz 13 Sialan
14 Tochal 15 Varavašt
Rivers: 0
1 Alamut 2 Chalus
3 Do Hezar 4 Haraz
5 Jajrood 6 Karaj
7 Kojoor 8 Lar
9 Noor 10 Sardab
11 Seh Hazar 12 Shahrood
Cities: 1 Amol
2 Chalus 3 Karaj
Other: D Dizin
E Emamzadeh Hashem K Kandovan Tunnel
* Latyan Dam ** Lar Dam

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lar National Park". ProtectedPlanet. Retrieved 2012-05-20.
  2. ^ "پارک ملی لار - Irandeserts database". Irandeserts.com. Retrieved 2012-05-20.
  3. ^ "آشنایی با پارک ملی لار - Hamshahri newspaper". Hamshahrionline.ir. Retrieved 2012-05-20.

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Coordinates: 35°59′06″N 51°58′45″E / 35.9851°N 51.9791°E / 35.9851; 51.9791