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Morne Trois Pitons

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Morne Trois Pitons

Morne Trois Pitons National Park
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The Valley of Desolation, in Morne Trois Pitons National Park
Location Dominica

15°19′30″N 61°19′00″W / 15.32500°N 61.31667°W / 15.32500; -61.31667Coordinates: 15°19′30″N 61°19′00″W / 15.32500°N 61.31667°W / 15.32500; -61.31667

Area 68.57 km²
Established 1975
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Morne Trois Pitons National Park is a World Heritage Site (since 1997) located in the Caribbean island of Dominica. This area was established as a national park by the Dominican government in July 1975, the first to be legally established in the country. The National Park is named after its highest mountain, Morne Trois Pitons, meaning mountain of three peaks. The park is a significant area of volcanic activity. Features within the part include the Valley of Desolation, a region of boiling mud ponds and small geysers; the Boiling Lake, Titou Gorge, and Emerald Pool.

External links

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  • Morne Trois Pitons National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  • Friends of World Heritage Non profit organization that identifies projects that support local tourism enterprises that can help alleviate poverty and conserve World Heritage sites.

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