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.

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