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[VIDEO] Krka National Park Celebrates 31st Birthday

Visovac in Krka NP (photo credit: Thinkstock)

Visovac in Krka NP (photo credit: Thinkstock)

The Krka National Park celebrated its 31st birthday since it was declared a national park on Sunday…

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.

More than one million visitors are expected in Krka National Park’s 31st year, and Director Krešimir Šikić says 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.

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