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Los Arribes del Duero
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
Location Salamanca and Zamora Provinces, Castile and León, Spain
Nearest city Zamora and Salamanca
Coordinates 41°19′25″N 6°23′00″W / 41.32361°N 6.3833333°W / 41.32361; -6.3833333Coordinates: 41°19′25″N 6°23′00″W / 41.32361°N 6.3833333°W / 41.32361; -6.3833333
Area 106.105 ha
Established April 11, 2002
Visitors 16.064 (in 2006)
Governing body Castile and León
Official website

Arribes del Duero is a natural park in western Spain, covering 106.105 ha in the autonomous community of Castile and León. In this area the river Duero forms the national boundary between Spain and Portugal

The most notable characteristics of this natural space are its biodiversity and range of watercourses, which have eroded deep valleys and vertiginous precipices.

Fauna

The park is a Special Protection Area for birds such as the Black Stork.

International cooperation

A Portuguese natural park lies alongside Arribes del Duero. Taking the two parks together, Douro Internacional covers 191.255 ha making it one of the largest protected areas in Europe.


Los Arribes del Duero
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
Location Salamanca and Zamora Provinces, Castile and León, Spain
Nearest city Zamora and Salamanca
Coordinates 41°19′25″N 6°23′00″W / 41.32361°N 6.3833333°W / 41.32361; -6.3833333Coordinates: 41°19′25″N 6°23′00″W / 41.32361°N 6.3833333°W / 41.32361; -6.3833333
Area 106.105 ha
Established April 11, 2002
Visitors 16.064   (in 2006)
Governing body Castile and León
Official website

Arribes del Duero is a natural park in western Spain, covering 106.105 ha in the autonomous community of Castile and León. In this area the river Duero forms the national boundary between Spain and Portugal.

The most notable characteristics of this natural space are its biodiversity and range of watercourses, which have eroded deep valleys and vertiginous precipices.

Fauna

The park is a Special Protection Area for birds such as the Black Stork.

International cooperation

A Portuguese natural park lies alongside Arribes del Duero. Taking the two parks together, Douro Internacional covers 191,255 ha making it one of the largest protected areas in Europe.

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