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Garajonay National Park is located on the territory of the island of Gomera, which is part of the Canary archipelago. The status of a national park was given to Garajonay in 1981, and a few years later this natural landmark of Spain was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Traditionally, it is believed that the name of the park comes from the name of the extinct volcano of the same name , located on its territory and is the highest point of Garajonay. The height of the mountain is 1484 meters. On its southern slope there are thickets of treelike heather and waxweed. In the park, you can also see a rather modest mountain plateau. It is located at an altitude of 790-1400 meters above sea level.
The total area of Garajonay is approximately forty square kilometers. Here grow dense laurel subtropical forests (monteverdo), which once covered the main part of Europe. Now they can be seen in only a few areas, including; Garajonay Park, in which they occupy about 70% of the total area. Laurel evergreen trees reach a height of forty meters. Various species of birds, amphibians and mammals can be found in these forests.
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Topic: Garajonay National Park in Spain, Canary Islands resort.