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Arcipelago Toscano National Park

Parco Nazionale Arcipelago Toscano
Montecristo Island, Tuscan Archipelago
Location Tuscan Archipelago
Nearest city Portoferraio
Coordinates

42°45′N 10°18′E / 42.750°N 10.300°E / 42.750; 10.300Coordinates: 42°45′N 10°18′E / 42.750°N 10.300°E / 42.750; 10.300[1]

Area 7002746630000000000746.63 km2 (288.28 sq mi)
Established 1996, expanded in 1997
Governing body Ministero dell`Ambiente
Official website

Arcipelago Toscano National Park is a large Tuscan Archipelago national park and marine park in the Province of Livorno, western Tuscany, Italy.

Geography

The Tuscan archipelago (chain of islands) is located between the Ligurian Sea (north) and Tyrrhenian Sea (south), in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Italian national park protects 56,776 hectares (140,300 acres) of sea and 17,887 hectares (44,200 acres) of island (land) habitats.[2]

The Arcipelago Toscano National Park includes the seven main islands (isola) of the Tuscan Archipelago:

The highest point in the park is Mount Capanne (Italian: Monte Capanne), at 1,019 metres (3,343 ft) in elevation, on the island of Elba.

See also

Notes

References

  • Yearbook of the Italian Parks 2005; edited by Comunicazione in association with Federparchi and the Italian State Tourism Board; ISBN 88-7585-011-9.

External links

  • website (English)
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