Sila National Park

Parco Nazionale della Sila
IUCN category II (national park)

Lake Ariamacina, Sila National Park
Map showing the location of Parco Nazionale della Sila

Location of park

Location Calabria
Nearest city Crotone
Coordinates 39°22′34″N 16°35′31″E / 39.37611°N 16.59194°E / 39.37611; 16.59194Coordinates: 39°22′34″N 16°35′31″E / 39.37611°N 16.59194°E / 39.37611; 16.59194
Area 736.95 km2 (284.54 sq mi)
Established 1997
Governing body Ministero dell'Ambiente

Sila National Park was established in 1997 and covers about 74,000 ha in Calabria. Its highest mountains are Mt. Botte Donato (1,928m), in Sila Grande, and Mt. Gariglione (1,764m) in Sila Piccola.

During a 2010 air analysis, nanopathologists[1] found that a particular area in the Sila National Park had the cleanest air in Europe.[2][3][4][5][6][7]


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