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Gauja National Park

Riga, Latvia

The territory is established to protect the ancient valley of the Gauja River and the unique natural values of its environs. One third of all Latvian natural preserves and more than 500 cultural and historical monuments can be found here. The Park is located in Amata, Cēsis, Inčukalns, Krimulda, Līgatne, Pārgauja and Sigulda Regions.

Gauja National Park (GNP) was established in 1973 and it occupies a territory of 91 745 ha. The most picturesque part of the Gauja ancient valley is from Valmiera to Murjāņi, where the valley is 20 metres deep at Valmiera and 85 metres deep at Sigulda, while the river span at times exceeds 2.5 km.

This 95.3 km long section of the Gauja is distinguished for its impressive diversity of nature and the availability of cultural and historical monuments.

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