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Yosemite National Park
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[an error occurred while processing this directive] Yosemite National Park is a famous national park and World Heritage Site in California, USA. It covers an area of 761,268 acres (3,081 sq km) in the eastern portions of Tuolumne county, Mariposa county and Madera county in east central California, on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain. As one of the most popular national parks in the United States, it is visited by 3.7 million people each year. The park is famous for numerous picturesque sights and panoramic landscapes of granite cliffs, waterfalls, Giant Sequoia trees, and more.

Yosemite National Park is about the same size as the state of Rhode Island. Within the park are 1,600 miles of streams, 800 miles of hiking trails, and 350 miles of roads. It also has the tallest waterfall in North America, the Yosemite Falls, which plunges a distance of 2,425 ft (739 m). The most prominent, however,k is Bridalveil Fall, best seen vrom the Tunnel View viewpoint.


Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite was made a protected park as early as 1864, when a park bill passed both houses of Congress and was signed by President Abraham Lincoln. This act of setting aside land for preservation and public use provided the precedence for the creation of Yellowstone as the first national park in 1872.

Yosemite National Park was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the X session of the World Heritage Committee


Winter in Yosemite National Park
Winter in Yosemite National Park
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 37 44 46 W 119 35 48 in California, USA.
Inscription Year: 1984
Type: Natural
Inscription Criteria: VII, VIII

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