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Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park

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Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park (Parque nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido) is an IUCN Category II National Park situated in the Pyrenees. There has been a National Park in the Ordesa Valley since 1918. Its protected area was enlarged in 1982 to cover the whole region, amounting to 156.08  square kilometres.

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Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park
Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido
Location of Ordesa y Monte Perdido
LocationPyrenees of Huesca, Spain
Nearest cityJaca
Coordinates42°40′18″N 0°3′20″E
Area156.08 km2 (60.26 sq mi)
Governing bodyNational Parks Autonomous Agency
Criteria(iii), (iv), (v), (vii), (viii)
Designated1997 (21st session)
Part ofPyrénées - Mont Perdu
Reference no.773
RegionEurope and North America
Ordesa Valley

It has been included since 1997 by UNESCO in the Biosphere Reserve of Ordesa-Viñamala. In the same year it was included in the cross-border Pyrénées - Mont Perdu World Heritage Site because of its spectacular geologic landforms.[1][2]