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Mount Elgon National Park

Mount Elgon National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Mount Elgon National Park
Location of Mount Elgon National Park
Location  Uganda /  Kenya
Nearest city Mbale
Coordinates view on map
Area 1,279 km2 (494 sq mi) (total)
Established Kenya: 1968, Uganda: 1992
Governing body Kenya Wildlife Service, Uganda Wildlife Authority

Mount Elgon National Park is a national park 140 kilometres (87 mi) northeast of Lake Victoria. The park covers an area of 1,279 square kilometres (494 sq mi) and is bisected by the border of Kenya and Uganda. The Ugandan part of the park covers 1,110 square kilometres (430 sq mi) while the Kenyan part covers 169 square kilometres (65 sq mi). The Kenyan part of the park was gazetted in 1968, the Ugandan part in 1992.

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