Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Djerdap National Park (Iron Gate) - SERBIA - UNESCO TENTATIVE

The last postcard on Ratka's envelope is also from a National Park. Djerdap Canyon, also known as the Iron Gate, is the largest in Europe and one of the first zones of the Balkans that man settled more than 9000 years ago. The photo on the bottom of the card shows Lepenski Vir, a Mesolithic and Neolithic archaeological site on the right bank of Danube River and near the canyon. Thanks a million Ratka, I'm really happy with this swap and all the things I've learned about your country. This postcard took 9 days to arrive!

Djerdap National Park - SERBIA
The Djerdap National Park embraces part of the area of the Djerdap Canyon known as the Iron Gates in the central part of the Danube river course,and is divided by the international border running along the middle of the river into the southern - Serbian and the northern - Rumanian part. The total area of the National Park is 63.600 ha and the protection zone consists of another 93.968 ha.The morphological characteristics of the region which are the main source of attraction and constitute a natural phenomenon are determined by the 100 km. long Djerdap canyon forged by the Danube. 

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