World's only floating national park is in India

Posted on:07 Apr 2017 17:32:35
World's only floating national park is in India
07 April 2017 Current Affairs: The Keibul Lamjao National Park, placed in the Loktak Lake in Manipur, India, is known as the single floating national park in the world.

The region is defined by 'phumdis', a Manipuri word relating to floating mats of soil and vegetation.

Among various animal species, the park is a roof to the brow-antlered deer, which is regionally known as the 'Sangai'.

The park which was initially declared to be a sanctuary in 1966, was subsequently declared to be a national park in 1977 through a gazette notification.

Area: 40 km2 (15 sq mi)

Established : 28 March 1977.
The Keibul Lamjao National Park, placed in the Loktak Lake in Manipur, India, is known as the single floating national park in the world.

The region is defined by 'phumdis', a Manipuri word relating to floating mats of soil and vegetation.

Among various animal species, the park is a roof to the brow-antlered deer, which is regionally known as the 'Sangai'.

The park which was initially declared to be a sanctuary in 1966, was subsequently declared to be a national park in 1977 through a gazette notification.

Area: 40 km2 (15 sq mi)

Established : 28 March 1977.

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