El Palmar National Park


El Palmar National Park

Infobox_protected_area | name = El Palmar National Park
iucn_category = II


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locator_x =
locator_y =
location = Entre Ríos Province, Argentina
nearest_city = Colón, Entre Ríos
lat_degrees = 31
lat_minutes = 51
lat_seconds = 11
lat_direction = S
long_degrees = 58
long_minutes = 19
long_seconds = 21
long_direction = W
area = 85 km²
established = 1966
visitation_num =
visitation_year =
governing_body = Administración de Parques Nacionales

El Palmar National Park (in Spanish, "Parque Nacional El Palmar") is one of Argentina's national parks, located on the center-west of the province of Entre Ríos, mid-way between the cities of Colón (54 km) and Concordia (60 km). It has an area of about 85 km² and was created in 1966 for the preservation of its characteristic Yatay palm trees ("Syagrus yatay", formerly "Butia yatay", Arecaceae family).

The park has a temperate-humid savanna ecosystem, typical of the Argentine Mesopotamia. The terrain features patches of palm trees of several species, grassland, small woods and forest, interrupted by streams flowing east into the Uruguay River. The local fauna includes woodpeckers, ñandúes, foxes, viscachas, and capibaras.

ources

* [http://www.ripioturismo.com.ar/np-ep.htm Park information]
* [http://tierradelpalmar.com.ar El Palmar National Park] (in Spanish)
* [http://www.colonentrerios.com.ar/elpalmar/index.html Site about El Palmar National Park] (in Spanish)
* [http://www.argentinaxplora.com/activida/parques/parc/palmar.htm Park description] (in Spanish)


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