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Gros Morne National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
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The Tablelands in Gros Morne National Park
Location Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Area 1,805 km2 (697 sq mi)
Established 1973
Governing body Parks Canada
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Criteria Natural: vii, viii
Reference 419
Inscription 1987 (11th Session)

Gros Morne National Park is a national park on the west coast of Newfoundland, Canada. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. It has been a national park since 2005, and a national reserve since 1973. It has an area of 1,805 km2 (697 sq mi), making it the second largest national park in Atlantic Canada. The park takes its name from a mountain in the area. Its name means "large mountain standing alone" in French.


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