Monday, August 20, 2012

Chitwan National Park - Nepal

Chitwan National Park is an Unesco World Heritage site in Nepal, on the whs list since 1984. This is a new site in my collection and the card was sent by Vesna.

Photo by Dorothy Mierow
Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal. Formerly called Royal Chitwan National Park it was established in 1973 and granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. It covers an area of 932 km2 (360 sq mi) and is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal in the Chitwan District.
The wide range of vegetation types in the Chitwan National Park is haunt of more than 700 species of wildlife and a not yet fully surveyed number of butterfly, moth and insect species. - in: wikipedia

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