Top 100 national symbols in the World No.8: Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park- Belarus

03-09-2016

(Worldkings) Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park (Belarusian: Нацыянальны парк Белавежская пушча) is a national park within parts of the Brest Region (Kamyanyets and Pruzhany districts) and Grodno Region (Svislach district) in Belarus adjacent to the border with Poland.

It is a preserved part of the UNESCO WHS Białowieża Forest, Belarus, Poland, the last primaeval forest fragment of the Europe's woodlands, that once stretched across the European Plain. It is home to a large population of European bison the continent's heaviest land animals. The border between the two countries runs through the forest, the Białowieża National Park is on the Polish side of the border. Within the forest since May 2015, there is a visa-free regime for hikers and cyclists at the border crossing Pererov-Białowieża.

The Belovezhskaya Pushcha Biosphere Reserve occupies the area of 216,200 ha (2,162 km2; 835 sq mi) (2015), subdivided into transition, buffer and core zones. The National Park occupies 150,069 ha (1,500.69 km2; 579.42 sq mi) (2015). It is located 70 km (43 mi) north of Brest. The Nature Reserves and the National Parks cover 2.7% of the Brest Region territory and 2.6% of the Grodno Region.


Le Thanh Minh- worldking.org (collecting)

 

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