Krka National Park Celebrates 32nd Birthday
- by croatiaweek
- in News
The Krka National Park celebrates its 32nd birthday since it was declared a National Park today.
Krka National Park is named after the river Krka that it encloses. It is located along the middle-lower course of the Krka River in central Dalmatia, in the Šibenik-Knin county.
It was formed to protect the Krka River and is intended primarily for scientific, cultural, educational, recreational, and tourism activities.
On the 24th of January 1985, an area of 142 km2 from the early Croatian fortresses of Trošenj and Nevčen to the Šibenik bridge, including 3.5 km of the course of the Čikola River, were proclaimed a national park by the Parliament of the Socialist Republic of Croatia.
Over million tourists are expected to visit Krka National Park in its 32nd year, and management say that the aim is to get Krka added to the UNESCO World Heritage register.
Another Croatian National Park – Plitvice Lakes NP – was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register in 1979.