Tiveden National Park

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Tiveden National Park
Tivedens nationalpark
IUCN category II (national park)
Junker Jagares sten.jpg
The Junker Jägare's stone in Tiveden: a boulder 15 metres (49 ft) tall.
Location Västra Götaland and Örebro counties, Sweden
Nearest city Karlsborg
Coordinates 58°43′00″N14°36′20″E / 58.71667°N 14.60556°E / 58.71667; 14.60556 Coordinates: 58°43′00″N14°36′20″E / 58.71667°N 14.60556°E / 58.71667; 14.60556
Area2,030 hectares (5,000 acres) of which 1,800 hectares (4,400 acres) land [1]
WDPA: 3996

Tiveden National Park (Swedish: Tivedens nationalpark) is a national park situated in the Tiveden forest in the municipalities of Laxå (Örebro County) and Karlsborg (Västra Götaland County), in the historical province of Västergötland in Sweden. It is administered by Naturvårdsverket and the county of Örebro, although a part of its area is located in the county of Västra Götaland. It consists of wild forest over rugged terrain. The national park was established in 1983 and the size was initially 1,350 hectares (3,300 acres). After an extension in 2017 [2] , it now covers 2,030 hectares (5,000 acres)

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  1. "Tivedens nationalpark (Tiveden National Park)" (PDF). National Parks of Sweden. Retrieved 2017-08-11.
  2. "Utvidgning av Tivedens nationalpark (Extension of Tiveden National Park"". Parliament of Sweden . Retrieved 2017-08-11.