Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park


Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park
Parco Nazionale del Cilento
e Vallo di Diano
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Capo palinuro.jpg
Cape Palinuro
Map showing the location of Parco Nazionale del Cilentoe Vallo di Diano
Salerno region
Location Campania
Nearest city Salerno
Coordinates 40°17′N 15°28′E / 40.283°N 15.467°E / 40.283; 15.467Coordinates: 40°17′N 15°28′E / 40.283°N 15.467°E / 40.283; 15.467
Area &100000000000018104800001,810.48 km2 (699.03 sq mi)
Established 1991
Governing body Ministero dell'Ambiente
World Heritage Site 1998
Official website
Cilento and Vallo di Diano
National Park *
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Olea europaea (Cilento).JPG
An ancient olive tree
Country Italy
Type Natural
Criteria C (iii) (iv)
Reference n. 842
Region ** Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1998 (22nd Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List
** Region as classified by UNESCO

The Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park (Italian : Parco Nazionale del Cilento e Vallo di Diano, acronym PNCV) is an Italian national park founded in 1991. Situated in the Province of Salerno (Campania), it includes great part of the geographical regions of Cilento and Vallo di Diano.

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History

The park was officially instituted on December 6, 1991 to protect the territory of Cilento from building speculation and mass tourism. In 1998 it becomes a World Heritage Site of UNESCO [1], also with the ancient Greek towns of Paestum, Velia and the Padula [2] Charterhouse.
The other natural reserves instituted in the area of the park are the "Natural reserve of Foce Sele-Tanagro" (created in 1993 [3], with the Oasis of Persano) and the "Maritime reserve of Punta Licosa", in the municipality of Castellabate.

Geography

The national park's territory, one of the greatests in Italy, not includes all the municipalities of the areas of Cilento and Vallo di Diano. It includes almost all the Cilentan Coast and its central forest area is Pruno. The administrative offices are located in Vallo della Lucania, at Piazza Santa Caterina nr. 8.

The municipalities part of the park are: Agropoli, Aquara, Ascea, Auletta, Bellosguardo, Buonabitacolo, Camerota, Campora, Cannalonga, Capaccio-Paestum, Casalbuono, Casal Velino, Casaletto Spartano, Caselle in Pittari, Castel San Lorenzo, Castelcivita, Castellabate, Castelnuovo Cilento, Celle di Bulgheria, Centola, Ceraso, Cicerale, Controne, Corleto Monforte, Cuccaro Vetere, Felitto, Futani, Gioi, Giungano, Laureana Cilento, Laurino, Laurito, Lustra, Magliano Vetere, Moio della Civitella, Montano Antilia, Montecorice, Monteforte Cilento, Monte San Giacomo, Montesano sulla Marcellana, Morigerati, Novi Velia, Ogliastro Cilento, Omignano, Orria, Ottati, Perdifumo, Perito, Petina, Piaggine, Pisciotta, Polla, Pollica, Postiglione, Prignano Cilento, Roccadaspide, Roccagloriosa, Rofrano, Roscigno, Sacco, Salento, San Giovanni a Piro, San Mauro Cilento, San Mauro la Bruca, San Pietro al Tanagro, San Rufo, Santa Marina, Sant'Angelo a Fasanella, Sant'Arsenio, Sanza, Sassano, Serramezzana, Sessa Cilento, Sicignano degli Alburni, Stella Cilento, Stio, Teggiano, Torre Orsaia, Torchiara, Tortorella, Trentinara, Valle dell'Angelo and Vallo della Lucania.

Photogallery

See also

References

  1. ^ Info on whc.unesco.org
  2. ^ Municipality not included in the park but part of Vallo di Diano region
  3. ^ Reserve's page on parks.it

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