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Gros Morne National Park
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Type of site: Natural
Date of Inscription: 1987
Location: North America, Canada, Provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador
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Description: The park offers a rare example of the process of continental drift due to its location on the island of Newfoundland’s west coast, where deep ocean crust and the rocks of the earth's mantle lie exposed. The latest glacial action has created some spectacular scenery, with coastal lowland, alpine plateau, fjords, glacial valleys, sheer cliffs, waterfalls and many pristine lakes. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Gros Morne National Park is a world heritage site located on the west coast of Newfoundland. At 1,805 km² (697 sq. mi.), it is the second largest national park in Atlantic Canada (surpassed by Torngat Mountains National Park's 9,600 km²). The park takes its name from Newfoundland's second-highest mountain peak (at 2,644 feet (806 m)) located within the park. Its French meaning is "large mountain standing alone," or more literally "great sombre." Gros Morne is a member of the Long Range Mountains, an outlying range of the Appalachian Mountains, stretching the length of the island's west coast. It is the worn-down remnants of a mountain range formed 1.2 billion years ago. The Gros Morne National Park Reserve was established in 1973. It wasn't until October 1, 2005 that the National Parks Act was to apply to the reserve, thereby making it a Canadian National Park. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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