Number of National Parks

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How many national parks are there in the world?


The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) counted 6,555 national parks worldwide in 2006. These national parks can be found in nearly 100 countries throughout the world. The biggest national park is the Northeast Greenland National Park. The first area to be declared a national park is the Yellowstone National Park, which was founded in 1872.

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