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Mount Kenya National Park

Mount Kenya National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
MtKenyaMackinder.jpg
Mackinder Valley, Mount Kenya
Map showing the location of Mount Kenya National Park
Map showing the location of Mount Kenya National Park
Location Kenya
Coordinates view on map
Area 715 km2 (276 sq mi)
Established 1949
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest
Type Natural
Criteria vii, ix
Designated 1997 (21st session)
Reference no. 800
State Party Kenya
Region Africa
Extension 2013

Mount Kenya National Park was established in 1949 to protect Mount Kenya, the wildlife and surrounding environment which forms the wild animal's habitat as well as act as a water catchment area that supplies Kenya's water.

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