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Morne Trois Pitons National Park
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Type of site: Natural
Date of Inscription: 1997
Location: The Americas, Caribbean, Dominica, South central part of the island
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Description: This national park, centered on the 1,342 m high volcano Morne Trois Pitons, holds a copious natural tropical forest that blends with volcanic features of immensely picturesque interest and scientific curiosity. The 7000 hectare site boasts steep slopes and deep valleys, 50 fumaroles (steam-jet), hot springs, freshwater lakes, a "boiling lake" and five extinct volcanoes, as well as the richest biodiversity in the Lesser Antilles. Morne Trois Pitons National Park is a rare synthesis of natural features of World Heritage value. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Morne Trois Pitons National Park is a World Heritage Site (since 1997) located in Dominica. It was established as a national park by the Dominican government in July 1975, the first to be legally established in the country. Its name means "Mountain of three peaks," and sights include the Valley of Desolation, a region of boiling mud ponds and small geysers; the Boiling Lake, Titou Gorge, and Emerald Pool. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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