Wolin National Park

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Wolin National Park
Woliński Park Narodowy
Poland Turkusowe Lake.jpg
Turquoise Lake (Polish: Jezioro Turkusowe)
Location West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Coordinates 53°56′N14°27′E / 53.933°N 14.450°E / 53.933; 14.450 Coordinates: 53°56′N14°27′E / 53.933°N 14.450°E / 53.933; 14.450
Area109.37 km2 (42.23 sq mi)
Established1960
Governing bodyMinistry of the Environment

Wolin National Park (Polish : Woliński Park Narodowy) is one of 23 National Parks in Poland, situated on the island of Wolin in the far north-west of the country, in West Pomeranian Voivodeship. It was established on 3 March 1960 and covers an area of 109.37 square kilometres (42.23 sq mi). The Park has its headquarters in the town of Międzyzdroje.

The Park contains a varied flora and fauna. Its attractions include the sea cliffs of Gosań and Kawcza Góra, and a wisent (European bison) sanctuary.



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