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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Natural
Description:
Stretching over more than 200,000 ha, this exceptionally beautiful park is home to more than 3,500 plant species, including almost as many trees (130 natural species) as in all of Europe. Many endangered animal species are also found there, including what is probably the greatest variety of salamanders in the world. Since the park is relatively untouched, it gives an idea of temperate flora before the influence of humankind.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Great Smoky Mountains National Park", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.