National Parks in Europe

Compiled 2008.01.02-05

There are more protected nature areas with different names to be found in Europe. Nature Reserves, Nature Parks, Special Protection Areas, etc, etc. This is only a list of all the parks that are officially called a "National Park". I always tried to use official or otherwise trustworthy looking sites when deciding what numbers to use. Sometimes I could only find one source and didn't have the luxury of a choice. A couple of the numbers I calculated by myself by measuring maps on the screen. And a few times I found neither numbers nor maps, so I sent e-mails to get some answers. But as of today, there are still some empty slots on the list.

Country

National Park

Area (hectares)

Austria

Donau-Auen

9.300

  Gesäuse

11.000

  Hohe Tauern

180.000

  Kalkalpen

21.000

  Neusiedler See

30.000

  Thayatal

1.330

Belarus Belavezhski

80.760

  Braslau Lakes

69.000

  Narochanski

94.000

  Pripyatski

82.461

Bosnia and Herzegovina Sutjeska

17.300

  Kozara

3.400

Bulgaria Central Balkan

71.670

  Pirin

27.400

  Rila

107.900

Croatia Plitvice Lakes

19.5

  Paklenica

3.600

  Risnjak

30.000

  Mljet

3.000

  Kornati

6.400

  Brijuni

736

  Krka

1.420

  Sjeverni Velebit

10.900

Czech Republic Ceské Svycarsko

7.900

  Krkonose

36.000

  Podyjí

6.200

  Sumava

69.030

Denmark North-East Greenland

97.200.000

Estonia Karula

  Lahemaa

72.500

  Matsalu

48.640

  Soomaa

40.000

  Vilsandi

23.800

Finland Eastern Gulf of Finland

85.000

  Ekenäs Archipelago

5.200

  Helvetinjärvi

4.980

  Hiidenportti

4.500

  Isojärvi

2.200

  Kauhaneva-Pohjankangas

5.700

  Koli

3.000

  Kolovesi

2.300

  Kurjenrahka

2.900

  Lauhanvuori

5.300

  Leivonmäki

2.900

  Lemmenjoki

285.000

  Liesjärvi

2.200

  Linnansaari

3.800

  Noux

4.500

  Oulanka

27.000

  Pallas-Yllästunturi

102.000

  Patvinsuo

10.500

  Petkeljärvi

600

  Puurijärvi-Isosuo

2.700

  Pyhä-Häkki

1.300

  Pyhä-Luosto

14.200

  Päijänne

1.400

  Repovesi

1.500

  Riisitunturi

7.700

  Rokua

430

  Salamajärvi

6.200

  Seitseminen

4.550

  Southwestern Archipelago

50.000

  Syöte

29.900

  Tiilikkajärvi

3.400

  Torronsuo

2.670

  Urho Kekkonen

255.000

  Valkmusa

1.700

France Cévennes

91.300

  Ecrins

91.740

  Mercantour

68.500

  Port-Cros

1.650

  Pyrenees

45.705

  Vanoise

52.839

Georgia Borjomi-Kharagauli

76.000

Germany Bavarian Forest

24.000

  Berchtesgaden

21.000

  Eifel

11.000

  Hainich

7.500

  Hamburg Wadden Sea

13.750

  Harz

24.700

  Jasmund

3.000

  Kellerwald-Edersee

5.700

  Lower Oder Valley

10.500

  Lower Saxony Wadden Sea

235.071

  Müritz

32.200

  Saxon Switzerland

9.350

  Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea

441.000

  Vorpommern Lagoon Area

80.500

Greece Ainos

2.316

  Oeta

3.010

  Olympus

4.000

  Parnassos

3.600

  Parnitha

3.812

  Pindos

7.000

  Prespes (lake Mikri Prespa)

4.800

  Samaria

7.800

  Sounio

3.500

  Vikos-Aoos

12.000

  Alonissos Marine Park

251.440

  National Marine Park of Zakynthos

10.389

Hungary Aggtelek

19.892

  Bükk

43.130

  Danube-Drava

49.473

  Danube-Ipoly

60.314

  Ferto-Hanság

23.588

  Hortobágy

80.549

  Kiskunság

56.761

  Körös-Maros

50.134

  West Balaton

56.998

  Örség

44.000

Iceland Jökulsárgljúfur

15.000

  Skaftafell

170.000

  Snaefellsjökull

17.000

  Thingvellir

9.270

  vatnajökull

1.360.000

Ireland Connemara

2.957

  Glenveagh

16.500

  Killarney

10.236

  The Burren

1.500

  Wicklow Mountains

17.000

Italy Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise

50.000

  Alta Murgia

67.739

  Appennino Tosco-Emiliano

22.792

  Arcipelago de la Maddalena

20.180

  Arcipelago Toscano

79.168

  Asinara

5.200

  Aspromonte

76.000

  Sila (Calabria)

73.695

  Circeo

8.500

  Cilento e Vallo di Diano

181.048

  Dolomiti Bellunesi

31.512

  Cinque Terre

3.860

  Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona, Campigna

36.400

  Gargano

121.118

  Gennargentu

75.000

  Gran Paradiso

70.318

  Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga

150.000

  Majella

74.095

  Monti Sibillini

70.000

  Pollino

182.180

  Stelvio

134.620

  Val Grande

14.598

  Vesuvio

8.482

Latvia Gauja

91.745

  Kemeri

38.165

  Slitere

26.510

Lithuania Aukstaitija

40.600

  Dzukija

55.900

  Kursiu Nerija

26.400

  Trakai

8.200

  Zemaitijos

21.700

Liechtenstein    
Montenegro Biogradska Gora

5.400

  Durmitor

39.000

  Lovcen

6.400

  Skadarsko Jezero

40.000

Netherlands De Alde Feanen

4.000

  De Biesbosch

9.000

  De Groote Peel

1.340

  De Hoge Veluwe

5.000

  De Loonse en Drunense Duinen

3.500

  De Maasduinen

4.200

  De Meinweg

1.700

  De Weerribben

3.500

  De Zoom - Kalmthoutse Heide

3.750

  Drents-Friese Wold

6.100

  Drentsche Aa

10.000

  Duinen van Texel

4.300

  Dwingelderveld

3.700

  Lauwersmeer

6.000

  Oosterschelde

37.000

  Sallandse Heuvelrug

2.700

  Schiermonnikoog

5.400

  Utrechtse Heuvelrug

6.000

  Veluwezoom

5.000

  Zuid-Kennemerland

3.800

Norway Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella

192.400

  Børgefjell

144.700

  Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella

169.300

  Femundsmarka

39.000

  Folgefonna

54.520

  Forollhogna

106.200

  Gutulia

1.900

  Hallingskarvet

45.000

  Hardangervidda

342.200

  Jostedalsbreen

131.000

  Jotunheimen

114.500

  Junkerdal

68.200

  Lierne

33.300

  Møysalen

5.100

  Ormtjernkampen

900

  Rago

16.700

  Reinheimen

196.900

  Reisa

80.300

  Rondane

96.300

  Saltfjellet-Svartisen

210.500

  Seiland

31.630

  Skarvan og Roltdalen

44.140

  Stabbursdalen

9.800

  Varangerhalvøya

180.410

  Øvre Anarjóhka

139.000

  Øvre pidal

74.300

  Øvre Pasvik

11.900

  Ånderdalen

12.500

Svalbard/Spitsbergen Forlandet

464.700

  Nordenskiöld

136.200

  Nordre Isfjorden

295.400

  Nordvest-Spitsbergen

991.400

  Sassen-Bünsow Land

123.000

  Sør-Spitsbergen

1.328.200

Poland Babiogorski

3.392

  Bialowieski

10.502

  Biebrzanski

59.223

  Bieszczadzki

29.202

  Borow Tucholskich

4.798

  Drawienski

11.342

  Gorczanski

7.030

  Kampinoski

38.544

  Karkonoski

5.575

  Magurski

19.439

  Narwianski

7.350

  Ojcowski

2.146

  Pieninski

2.346

  Poleski

9.762

  Roztoczanski

8.483

  Slowinski

18.618

  Stolowe Mountains

6.340

  Swietokrzyski

7.626

  Tatrzanski

21.164

  Ujscie Warty

7.956

  Wielkopolski

7.620

  Wigierski

15.085

  Wolinski

10.943

Portugal Peneda Geres

72.000

Romania Calimani

25.613

  Ceahlau

7.742

  Cheile Bicazului-Hasmas

6.937

  Cheile Nerei-Beusnita

36.758

  Cozia

16.746

  Domogled-Valea Cernei

61.211

  Munti Macinului

46.399

  Piatra Craiului

14.795

  Retezat

38.138

  Rodna / Muntii Rodnei

47.304

  Semenic - Cheile Carasului

36.214

Russia (west of Ural) Bashkiria

83.200

  Chuvash Varmane

25.200

  Kenozersky

139.200

  Khvalynsky  
  Kurshskaya Kosa

6.621

  Losiny Ostrov

11.144

  Mariya Chodra

36.600

  Meschersky

103.000

  Meschora

118.758

  Nizhnaja Kama

26.100

  Orlovskoe Polesye

4.778

  Paanayarvi

1.033

  Pereslavsky

21.700

  Prielbrussky

100.400

  Russkiy Sever

166.400

  Samarskaya Luka

128.000

  Sebezhsky

48.000

  Smolenskoe Poozerye

146.200

  Smolny

36.500

  Sochinsky

190.000

  Ugra

54.000

  Valdaisky

158.500

  Vodlozersky

404.700

Serbia Djerdap

64.000

  Tara

19.200

  Kopaonik

12.000

  Fruska Gora

22.000

  Sara

38.000

Slovakia Low Tatras

81.100

  Malá Fatra

22.630

  Muránska planina

21.900

  Pieniny

2.125

  Poloniny

29.805

  Slovak Karst

34.611

  Slovak Paradise

19.763

  Tatra

21.000

  Velká Fatra

40.371

Slovenia Triglav

88.000

Spain Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici

10.230

  Archipiélago de Cabrera

10.021

  Cabañeros

41.805

  Caldera de Taburiente

4.690

  Doñana

54.251

  Garajonay

3.984

  Illas Atlánticas de Galicia

8.063

  Ordesa y Monte Perdido

22.672

  Picos de Europa

64.660

  Sierra Nevada

86.208

  Tablas de Daimiel

1.928

  Teide

18.990

  Timanfaya

5.100

Sweden Abisko

7.700

  Björnlandet

1.100

  Blå Jungfrun

198

  Dalby Söderskog

36

  Djurö

2.400

  Fulufjället

38.500

  Färnebofjärden

10.100

  Garphyttan

111

  Gotska Sandön

4.490

  Hamra

28

  Haparanda Skärgård

6.000

  Muddus

49.340

  Norra Kvill

114

  Padjelanta

198.400

  Pieljekaise

15.340

  Sarek

197.000

  Skuleskogen

2.360

  Stenshuvud

390

  Stora Sjöfallet

127.800

  Store Mosse

7.850

  Sånfjället

10.300

  Söderåsen

1.625

  Tiveden

1.350

  Tresticklan

2.897

  Tyresta

1.964

  Töfsingdalen

1.615

  Vadvetjåkka

2.630

  Ängsö

195

Switzerland Swiss

16.900

Turkey Akdag

14.916

  Alacahöyük

2.634

  Aladaglar

55.000

  Altinbesik Cave  
  Altindere

4.800

  Aslandag  
  Baskomutan Historical  
  Beysehir Lake

73.000

  Büyük Menderes

9.800

  Göreme

9.576

  Hatila Valley

18.000

  Honaz Mountain

  Ilgaz Mountain

1.089

  Kaçkar Mountain

51.500

  Karagöl

3.766

  Kazdagi

21.300

  Kizildag

59.400

  Kovada Lake

6.534

  Küre Mountain

1.200

  Kuscenneti

64

  Köprülü Canyon

36.614

  Marmaris  
  Munzur Vadisi

42.000

  Nemrut Dags¹

13.850

  Olimpos–Beydaglari

34.425

  Saklikent  
  Soguksu

1.050

  Spil Mountain

5.505

  Termessos

6.702

  Troia  
  Uludag

11.338

  Yedigöller

550

  Yozgat

262

United Kingdom Brecon Beacons

134.400

  Cairngorms

380.000

  Dartmoor

100.000

  Exmoor

69.280

  Lake District

229.200

  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs

186.500

  New Forest

56.658

  Northumberland

104.900

  North York Moors

44.087

  Peak District

143.800

  Pembrokeshire Coast

62.000

  Snowdonia

132.500

  The Broads

30.300

  Yorkshire Dales

176.200


Ten largest National Parks in Europe

(1) 97.200.000 ha
(North-East Greenland, Denmark)

(2) 1.360.000 ha
(Vatnajökull, Iceland)

(3) 1.328.200 ha
(Sør-Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway)

(4) 991.400 ha
(Nordvest-Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway)

(5) 464.700 ha
(Forlandet, Svalbard, Norway)

(6) 441.000 ha
(Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea, germany)

(7) 404.700 ha
(Vodlozersky, Russia)

(8) 380.000 ha
(Cairngorms, UK)

(9) 342.200 ha
(Hardangervidda, Norway)

(10) 285.000 ha
(Lemmenjoki, Finland)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Ten smallest National Parks in Europe

(1) 19.5 ha
(Plitvice Lakes, Croatia)

(2) 28 ha
(Hamra, Sweden)

(3) 36 ha
(Dalby Söderskog, Sweden)

(4) 64 ha
(Kuscenneti, Turkey)

(5) 111 ha
(Garphyttan, Sweden)

(6) 114 ha
(Norra Kvill, Sweden)

(7) 195 ha
(Ängsö, Sweden)

(8) 198 ha
(Blå Jungfrun, Sweden)

(9) 390 ha
(Stenshuvud, Sweden)

(10) 262 ha
(Yozgat, Turkey)

 

 

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