Name the First National Park in the World. Write the Name of the Country in Which it was Established?

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The First National Park in the world is Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872 in the United States of America. It was developed almost six months after the Hayden Expedition. It is located in the western United States, primarily in Wyoming’s northwest corner and extending into Montana and Idaho. It is home to numerous unique species of flora and fauna and is made up of rivers, mountains, canyons, and small lakes.

First National Park in the World

Yellowstone National Park was established by the 42nd U.S. Congress with the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act. It is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features. Yellowstone National Park is part of the South Central Rockies forests ecoregion.

According to official sources, it may take up to 3 days to visit the entire national park and explore each destination. This is because the park is huge and there are hundreds of miles to walk.

Features of First National Park

  • The national park covers an area of 8,983 km2.
  • Lakes, canyons, rivers, and mountain ranges are all part of it.
  • It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.
  • This national park is home to hundreds of different species of mammals, birds, fish, and other animals, some of which are endangered.
  • There are approximately 1700 tree and plant species that are native to Yellowstone National Park.
  • The history of this region dates back more than 11,000 years.

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