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Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni

The Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni is an Italian national park in the Province of Salerno, in Campania in southern Italy. It includes much of the Cilento, the Vallo di Diano and the Monti Alburni. It was founded in 1991, and was formerly known as the Parco Nazionale del Cilento e Vallo di Diano.

Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni
IUCN category II (national park)
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Salerno region
Location Campania
Nearest city Salerno
Coordinates 40°17′N 15°28′E / 40.283°N 15.467°E / 40.283; 15.467Coordinates: 40°17′N 15°28′E / 40.283°N 15.467°E / 40.283; 15.467
Area 1,810.48 km2 (699.03 sq mi)
Established 1991
Governing body Ministero dell'Ambiente
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Official name Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the Archeological Sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula
Type Natural
Criteria iii, iv
Designated 1998 (22nd session)
Reference no. 842
Region Europe and North America

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HistoryEdit

The park was officially instituted on December 6, 1991 to protect the territory of Cilento from building speculation and mass tourism. Originally named Parco Nazionale del Cilento e Vallo di Diano', in 1998 it became a World Heritage Site of UNESCO,[1] also with the ancient Greek towns of Paestum, Velia and the Padula [2] Charterhouse.
The other natural reserves instituted in the area of the park are the "Natural reserve of Foce Sele-Tanagro" (created in 1993,[3] with the Oasis of Persano) and the "Maritime reserve of Punta Licosa", in the municipality of Castellabate.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Info on whc.unesco.org
  2. ^ Municipality not included in the park but part of Vallo di Diano region
  3. ^ Reserve's page on parks.it

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