- List of national parks of Denmark
Greenland has its own National Park since 1974. It stretches over the northern three fifths of Greenland's east coast and, since its expansion in 1988, the eastern two thirds of Greenland's north coast. From these coasts, the park's limits go inland until they meet in the island's centre, so that the park covers the island's entire, almost uninhabited north-eastern quarter (see map of Greenland's protected areas). For more information, see Northeast Greenland National Park.
The first national park in Denmark is Thy National Park (Danish: Nationalpark Thy), established in 2008. It is located in Thisted Municipality, Nordjylland. The park is a narrow stretch of land running down the North Jutlandic Island's west coast from Hanstholm southward to Agger Tange, excluding Hanstholm, Klitmøller, Nørre Vorupør, Stenbjerg and Agger. Thy National Park is named after Thy, an area that includes not only today's national park but also adjacent land further east. The park has dunes, heath, forests and grassland and also covers several small lakes and a small part of the Limfjord, which is the fjord that separates the North Jutlandic Island from the Cimbrian Peninsula.
From August, 2009, there is a second National Park in Denmark proper: Mols Bjerge National Park. The third National Park (Vadehavet National Park) was inaugurated on mid-October, 2010.
Another two areas in mainland Denmark were selected on 17 January 2008 to become national parks; see the table below for details; they are supposed to become National Parks during the year 2011.
List of national parks in the Kingdom of Denmark Name Danish name Region Area in km² Establishment External link (NE Greenland National Park)* (Grønlands Nationalpark)* (Greenland) 972000 1974 — Thy National Park Nationalpark Thy Nordjylland 243.7 2008 SNS Mols Bjerge National Park Nationalpark Mols Bjerge (“Mols Mountains”) Midtjylland 180 (approx.)** 2009 SNS Wadden Sea National Park Nationalpark Vadehavet Southern Denmark 1466 2010 SNS Skjern Å National Park Nationalpark Skjern Å (“Skjern River”) Midtjylland 248.7 (2011) SNS Kongernes Nordsjælland National Park Nationalpark Kongernes Nordsjælland Hovedstaden 390 (approx.) (2011) SNS
** About 150 km² land and about 30 km² sea.
- Danish Forest and Nature Agency's website on the national parks of mainland Denmark
- Avatangiisinut Pinngortitamullu Aqutsisoqarfik (Greenlandic) = Miljø- og Naturstyrelsen (Danish).
Operates under Greenland Home Rule's new ministry for domestic affairs (Greenlandic · Danish)
- Faroese Ministry of the Interior (Faroese)
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