Which Country has the World’s Largest National Park by Area?

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The world’s largest National park by area is Northeast Greenland National park. It is situated in Greenland, an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark. The Northeast Greenland National Park has a total area of 972,000 km2. It is the world’s ninth-largest protected area.

World’s Largest National Park by Area

Northeast Greenland National Park is the world’s largest national park by area, with over 40 inhabitants and high arctic fauna. It stretches from Knud Rasmussen’s Land in the north to Mestersvig in the east and covers an area of 972,000 km in the northeastern part of Greenland north of Lttoqqortoormiit.

Northeast Greenland National park has a coastline of 18,000 Km. The coastline includes the world’s northernmost area of land and the highest parts of the largest ice cap in the Northern Hemisphere.

  • It is still the only national park in Greenland and the first national park to be established in the Kingdom of Denmark.
  • It is the world’s most northern national park.
  • It is the second-largest by area of any second-level subdivision in any nation, only being surpassed by Canada’s Qikiqtaaluk Region.

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