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Acadia National Park

(Encyclopedia)Acadia National Park, 48,419 acres (19,603 hectares), SE Maine, on the Atlantic coast; est. as Sieur de Monts National Monument 1916, designated Lafayette National Park 1919, renamed 1929. The first n...

Acadia

(Encyclopedia)Acadia əkāˈdēə [key], Fr. Acadie, region and former French colony, E Canada, encompassing modern Nova Scotia but also New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and coastal areas of E Maine. After an a...

Acadia University

(Encyclopedia)Acadia University, at Wolfville, N.S., Canada; founded 1838; became Acadia Univ. 1891. It has faculties of arts, pure and applied sciences, management and education, and theology. Acadia Divinity Coll...

Forillon National Park

(Encyclopedia)Forillon National Park fôˌrēyōNˈ [key], 92 sq mi (238 sq km), at the tip of Forillon Peninsula, SE Que., Canada, near Gaspé; est. 1970. On the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the park has a scenic coastal...

Fundy National Park

(Encyclopedia)Fundy National Park, 80 sq mi (207 sq km), S N. B., Canada, on the Bay of Fundy near St. John; est. 1947. It has a rugged terrain with a wooded interior and an irregular shoreline that is constantly b...

Fiordland National Park

(Encyclopedia)Fiordland National Park, 4,868 sq mi (12,601 sq km), on the Tasman Sea, SW South Island, New Zealand. New Zealand's largest national park, it was established as a reserve in 1904 and designated a nati...

Haleakala National Park

(Encyclopedia)Haleakala National Park häˌlāäˌkäläˈ [key], 29,824 acres (12,074 hectares), on Maui island, Hawaii. Haleakala volcano, 10,023 ft (3,055 m) high, has been dormant since the mid-1700s. Its crate...

Jasper National Park

(Encyclopedia)Jasper National Park, 4,200 sq mi (10,878 sq km), W Alta., Canada, in the Canadian Rocky Mts.; est. 1907. It is the second largest of the Canadian scenic national parks and contains many high peaks, g...

Kafue National Park

(Encyclopedia)Kafue National Park, c.8,650 sq mi (22,400 sq km), S central Zambia, S Africa; est. 1950. It is a haven for the animal and bird life of a diverse region that includes grasslands, forests, and marshes....

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