Lorentz National Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLorentz National Park
|Taman Nasional Lorentz|
Puncak Jaya at the north-western edge of the national park
Map of Lorentz National Park
|Location||Papua Province, Indonesia|
|Area||25,056 km2 (9,674 sq mi)|
|Governing body||Ministry of Forestry|
|World Heritage site||1999|
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Criteria||Natural: viii, ix, x|
|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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