Virunga National Park (covering an area of 790,000 ha) comprises an outstanding diversity of habitats, ranging from swamps and steppes to the snowfields of Rwenzori at an altitude of over 5,000 m, and from lava plains to the savannahs on the slopes of volcanoes. Mountain gorillas are found in the park, some 20,000 hippopotamuses live in the rivers and birds from Siberia spend the winter there.

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Virunga National Park

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DATA

Region
Africa
Country
Congo 
Category
Natural
Name
Virunga National Park
Selection Criteria (?)
(vii)(viii)(x)
Year of Registered
1979
Keyword
National Park, Park, Registered in 1979, Wildlife, World Heritage in Danger