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Democratic Republic of the Congo, Virunga National Park

 Posted by , last edited on October 23, 2013 at 05:33:07

Location Province of North-Kivu and Orientale province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coordinates N0 55 0 E29 10 0
Property 800,000 ha
Date of Inscription 1979

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/63 )

Virunga National Park (covering an area of 790,000 ha) comprises an outstanding diversity of habitats, ranging from swamps and steppes to the snowfields of Rwenzori at an altitude of over 5,000 m, and from lava plains to the savannahs on the slopes of volcanoes. Mountain gorillas are found in the park, some 20,000 hippopotamuses live in the rivers and birds from Siberia spend the winter there.

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