List of national parks in the Baltics

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This is a list of the national parks in the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Estonia[edit]

There are 5 national parks in Estonia.[1] [2]

Name Region Municipality Established Coordinates Area IUCN category
Ähijärv.jpg Southern Estonia Võru County 1993 57°42′52″N 26°29′12″E / 57.71444°N 26.48667°E / 57.71444; 26.48667 123.64 square kilometres (47.74 sq mi)
Mähu kivid II.jpg Northern Estonia Lääne-Viru County 1971 59°34′16″N 25°48′1″E / 59.57111°N 25.80028°E / 59.57111; 25.80028 747.84 square kilometres (288.74 sq mi)
Valgepõsk-lagled.jpg Western Estonia Lääne County 1957 58°45′36″N 23°35′49″E / 58.76000°N 23.59694°E / 58.76000; 23.59694 488.6 square kilometres (188.6 sq mi)
Riisa raba.JPG South-western Estonia Viljandi County 1993 58°26′27″N 25°6′20″E / 58.44083°N 25.10556°E / 58.44083; 25.10556 398.44 square kilometres (153.84 sq mi)
Vilsandi rannik ja tuletorn.jpg Western Estonia Saare County 1993 58°22′43″N 21°52′38″E / 58.37861°N 21.87722°E / 58.37861; 21.87722 238.82 square kilometres (92.21 sq mi)

Latvia[edit]

There are 4 national parks in Latvia.[3]

Name Region Municipality Established Coordinates Area IUCN category
Zvartes rock.jpg Vidzeme 1973 57°25′0″N 25°25′0″E / 57.41667°N 25.41667°E / 57.41667; 25.41667 917.86 square kilometres (354.39 sq mi) II
Rāznas ezers, Mākoņkalna pagasts, Rēzeknes novads, Latvia - panoramio.jpg Latgale Dagda Municipality 2007 56°16′0″N 27°30′0″E / 56.26667°N 27.50000°E / 56.26667; 27.50000 596.14 square kilometres (230.17 sq mi) II
20150523-03(Lielais Ķemeru tīrelis).jpg Courland Tukums District 1997 56°57′6″N 23°30′45″E / 56.95167°N 23.51250°E / 56.95167; 23.51250 361.86 square kilometres (139.71 sq mi) II
Baltic sea Riga gulf western coast near Kolka.jpg Courland Dundaga Municipality 1999 57°37′27″N 22°17′40″E / 57.62417°N 22.29444°E / 57.62417; 22.29444 163.66 square kilometres (63.19 sq mi) II

Lithuania[edit]

There are 5 national parks in Lithuania. [4] They were established in 1991 after Lithuania declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1990. Lithuanian SSR National Park established in 1974 was reorganized and renamed Aukštaitija National Park. Now they cover about 2.3 percent of Lithuania's territory.

Name Region Municipality Established Coordinates Area IUCN category
Lithuania Ladakalnis.jpg Aukštaitija Ignalina, Utena, and Švenčionys district municipality 1974 55°20′38″N 26°3′25″E / 55.34389°N 26.05694°E / 55.34389; 26.05694 410.56 square kilometres (158.52 sq mi) II
Cepkeliu swamps.jpg Dzūkija Varėna district municipality 1991 54°4′55″N 24°22′36″E / 54.08194°N 24.37667°E / 54.08194; 24.37667 584.53 square kilometres (225.69 sq mi) II
Pilkosios kopos1.jpg Lithuania Minor Neringa municipality 1991 55°28′51.6″N 21°5′49.2″E / 55.481000°N 21.097000°E / 55.481000; 21.097000 273.89 square kilometres (105.75 sq mi) II
Trakai-Troki.jpg Dzūkija Trakai district municipality 1991 54°38′20″N 24°25′8″E / 54.63889°N 24.41889°E / 54.63889; 24.41889 81.49 square kilometres (31.46 sq mi) II
Lithuania Plateliai lake.jpg Samogitia (Žemaitija) Plungė district municipality 1991 56°2′38″N 21°53′20″E / 56.04389°N 21.88889°E / 56.04389; 21.88889 217.54 square kilometres (83.99 sq mi) II

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Estonia, Europe Protected Planet
  2. ^ Estonian Nature Conservation in 2007 (PDF). Tallinn: Estonian Environment Information Centre. 2008. p. 29. ISBN 978-9985-881-56-9. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  3. ^ Latvia, Europe Protected Planet
  4. ^ Lithuania, Europe Protected Planet