Sierra Cristal National Park

Sierra Cristal National Park

Infobox protected_area | name = Sierra Cristal National Park
iucn_category = II

caption = Location of "Sierra Cristal National Park" in Cuba
locator_x = 249
locator_y = 78
nearest_city = Mayarí
lat_degrees = 20
lat_minutes = 32
lat_seconds = 31
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 75
long_minutes = 28
long_seconds = 34
long_direction = W
area = km2 to mi2|185.37|abbr=yescite web |url= |title=Protected Areas |author=National Protected Areas System of Cuba |accessdate=2007-10-10]
established = 1930
visitation_num =
visitation_year =
governing_body =

Sierra Cristal National Park ( _es. Parque Nacional Sierra Cristal) is a national park in Cuba. It is located in the southern part of the Holguín Province. It was the first National Park created in Cuba in 1930,cite web|url= |title=Antecedentes del Sistema Nacional de Areas Protegidas|author=National Protected Areas System of Cuba|accessdate=2007-10-10] and covers an area of km2 to mi2|185.37|abbr=yes.

It is located in the heights of Sierra Cristal (Cristal Mountains), one of the highest mountain range in Cuba (second only to Sierra Maestra). Cristal Peak ("Pico Cristal") reaches an elevation of m to ft|1300|abbr=yes. Sierra Cristal National Park lies in the municipalities of Mayarí and Sagua de Tánamo.


The ranges are dominated by pine forests. Caribbean Pine (Pinus caribaea) can reach heights of m to ft|30|abbr=yes in this area. The endangered Cuban Soledon can be found in Sierra Cristal.

A research center established in 1988 in "Pinares de Mayarí" monitors the ecology of the region.cite web|url= |title=Sierra Cristal: el primer parque nacional cubano |author=Radio Habana |accessdate=2007-10-10 Es icon]



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