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National Park "Pripyatsky"

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National Park "Pripyatsky" is situated in the very centre of the Belarusian Polesie, 250 km to the south from Minsk. The protected territory in the Pripyat area - the State Landscape Hydrological Reserve - was set up in 1969, and the National Park was established here in 1996. The total area of the park is more than 83,000 hectares. Its terri¬tory stretches for 64 km from west to east and is a vast plain in the south of the Pripyat Polesie consisting of the area at the river Pripyat and terraces, which turned into a water-glacial plain at the very south. More than 30 amazing riverside lakes and several small rivers can be found among them. The flora of the park is presented by 826 higher-type plants and above 200 types of moss. All types of woods and marshes typical for Polesie can be found here. The fauna of the National park includes 45 types of animals, 265 types of birds, 7 types of reptiles, 11 types of amphibians, 37 types of fish. Other dwellers here are also European bison, badgers, lynxes, black storks, grey cranes, snake-birds, eagle-owls, big sub-eagles, marsh turtles, reed toads, grass-snakes, starlets. The administration of the park located in the town of Turov - the centre of an oldest Principality of the Ancient Russia in the peri¬od of early feudalism.

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