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Kilimanjaro National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Entrance to Kilimanjaro National Park.JPG
Entrance to Kilimanjaro National Park
Map showing the location of Kilimanjaro National Park
LocationKilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
Coordinates3°04′S 37°22′E / 3.067°S 37.367°E / -3.067; 37.367Coordinates: 3°04′S 37°22′E / 3.067°S 37.367°E / -3.067; 37.367
Area753 km² (291 mi²)
Established1973
Type:Natural
Criteria:vii
Designated:1987 (11th session)
Reference #:403
State Party:Tanzania
Region:Africa

Kilimanjaro National Park is a national park, located 200 miles south of the equator [1] near Moshi, Tanzania. It is centered on Mount Kilimanjaro, and covers an area of 753 km2 (291 sq mi) from 2°45'–3°25'S, 37°00'–37°43'E.

In the 1910s, Mount Kilimanjaro and its forests were declared a game reserve by the German colonial government. In 1921 it was made a forest reserve.

In 1973, the mountain above the tree line (about 2,700 m / 9,000 ft) was reclassified as a National Park and was opened to public access in 1977. The park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.

The national park is also the setting for Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, this evidenced by Melman's sacrifice to Mount Kilimanjaro in the area.

The park is administered by the Tanzania National Parks Authority[2]

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