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Rwenzori Mountains National Park
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Type of site: Natural
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Date of Inscription: 1994
Location: Africa, Uganda, District of Kabarole, Kasese and Bundibugyo
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Description: The 100,000 ha Rwenzori Mountains National Park in western Uganda encompasses the core part of the Rwenzori mountain chain, which contains Africa's third highest peak, the 5,109 m Mount Margherita. This is one of Africa's most beautiful alpine areas, with its waterfalls and lakes. The park holds countless natural habitats of endangered species and a prosperous and abnormal flora consisting of, amongst other species, the giant heather. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Ruwenzori Mountains National Park is a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Ruwenzori Mountains of Uganda. It includes approximately 1,000 square kilometres of land. Within that land are numerous waterfalls, lakes, glaciers, and the third highest mountain in Africa - Mount Stanley. The second highest peak in this range is Mount Speke. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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