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Ischigualasto / Talampaya Natural Parks World Heritage Site

Parcs naturels d’Ischigualasto / Talampaya, Argentina

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Talampaya National Park is a national park located in the east/centre of La Rioja Province, Argentina. It was designated a provincial reserve in 1975, a national park in 1997, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.

The park covers an area of 2,150 square kilometres (830 sq mi), at an altitude of 1,500 metres (4,921 ft) above mean sea level. Its purpose is to protect important archaeological and palaeontological sites found in the area. It has landscapes of great beauty, with flora and fauna typical of the mountain biome.

The park is in a basin between the Cerro Los Colorados to the west and the Sierra de Sañagasta to the east. The landscape is the result of erosion by water and wind in a desert climate, with large ranges in temperature - high heat by day and low temperature at night, with torrential rain in summer and strong wind in spring.

The park includes:

Parque Nacional de Talampaya

Talampaya canyon entrance

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Parque Nacional Talampaya

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  • WDPA ID220291
  • NameIschigualasto / Talampaya Natural Parks
  • Original NameParcs naturels d’Ischigualasto / Talampaya
  • Country / TerritoryARG
  • Sub locationAR-F
  • IUCN CategoryNot ApplicableWhat is this?
  • English DesignationWorld Heritage Site
  • Designation TypeInternational
  • StatusInscribed
  • Status Year2000
  • Reported Area km22753.69
  • Marinefalse
  • Governance TypeNot Reported
  • International Criteria(viii)
  • Management AuthorityNot Reported
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