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Lorentz National Park
Taman Nasional Lorentz
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Puncak Jaya at the north-western edge of the national park
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Map of Lorentz National Park
Location Papua Province, Indonesia
Nearest city Wamena
Area 25,056 km2 (9,674 sq mi)
Established 1997
Governing body Ministry of Forestry
World Heritage site 1999
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Criteria Natural: viii, ix, x
Reference 955
Inscription 1999 (23rd Session)

Lorentz National Park is a national park in Papua, Indonesia. It has an area of about 25,056 kilometres (15,569 mi). It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. The park is named after the Dutch explorer Hendrikus Albertus Lorentz. There are many ecosystems in the park with many types of animals and plants.

  • Petocz, Ronald G. (1989). Conservation and Development in Irian Jaya. Leiden: E.J. Brill.

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