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Rokua National Park (Finnish: Rokuan kansallispuisto) is a UNESCO global geopark in the Northern Ostrobothnia region of Finland.

Rokua National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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Map showing the location of Rokua National Park
Map showing the location of Rokua National Park
Location in Finland
LocationNorthern Ostrobothnia, Finland
Coordinates64°33′22″N 26°30′36″E / 64.55611°N 26.51000°E / 64.55611; 26.51000Coordinates: 64°33′22″N 26°30′36″E / 64.55611°N 26.51000°E / 64.55611; 26.51000
Area8.8 km2 (3.4 sq mi)
Established1956
Visitors23500 (in 2009[1])
Governing bodyMetsähallitus
Websitewww.nationalparks.fi/en/rokuanp

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LocationEdit

The national park is located on the southern side of the Rokuanvaara Hill, where old pine forests grow in their natural state. The park lies within the municipalities of Vaala, Muhos and Utajärvi and in between the cities of Oulu and Kajaani.

GeologyEdit

The bedrock of the Baltic Shield as well as Quaternary landforms are displayed within the park. Amongst the glacial landforms found in the park are:[2]

Post-glacial development has left berms, ravines, dunes and peat bogs in the park area.[2]

SyvyydenkaivoEdit

Syvyydenkaivo, "the Well of the Depths", is the deepest kettle hole in Finland,[3] with a measured depth of more than 164 feet (50 m).[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Käyntimäärät kansallispuistoittain 2009" (in Finnish). Metsähallitus. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "ROKUA UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK (Finland)". Unesco.org. 2017. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "Natural Features of Rokua National Park (Finland)". www.nationalparks.fi. 2018. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "Mires of Rokua National Park (Finland)". www.rokuageopark.fi. 2018. Retrieved October 14, 2018.

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