Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Waterfalls at Plitvice Lake National Park (David Spigiel/Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 4.0).
 Croatia
N44 52 40.008 E15 36 51.984
Date of Inscription: 1979
Extension: 2000
Criteria: (vii)(viii)(ix)
Property : 29,630.77 ha
Ref: 98bis

The waters flowing over the limestone and chalk have, over thousands of years, deposited travertine barriers, creating natural dams which in turn have created a series of beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls. These geological processes continue today. The forests in the park are home to bears, wolves and many rare bird species.

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