Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park facts for kids

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Cabo de Gata-Níjar
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
Arrecife de las Sirenas.jpg
Arrecife de las Sirenas.
Location

Almería Province, Andalusia,

Spain
Nearest city Almería
Coordinates 36°47′00″N 02°06′00″W / 36.7833333°N 2.1°W / 36.7833333; -2.1Coordinates: 36°47′00″N 02°06′00″W / 36.7833333°N 2.1°W / 36.7833333; -2.1
Area 460 km²
Established 1997
Visitors 500,000 (in 1998)
Governing body Junta de Andalucia
Official name: Salinas del Cabo de Gata
Designated: December 5, 1989

Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park is in the south-eastern corner of Spain. It is Andalusia's largest coastal protected area. It is a wild and isolated landscape with some of Europe's most original geological features. It is the only region in Europe with a Warm Desert climate.

Cabo de Gata-Níjar was one of 100 finalists for the 12 Treasures of Spain in 2007.

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