Djurö National Park

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Djurö National Park
Djurö National Park (Sweden)
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Coordinates: 58 ° 51 ′ 40 ″  N , 13 ° 28 ′ 0 ″  E
Location: Västra Götalands län , Sweden
Next city: Mariestad , Karlstad
Surface: 2.4 km²
Founding: 1991
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The Djurö National Park is located in the middle of Sweden 's largest lake, Vänern .

At first sight, the archipelago looks like an archipelago . It includes around 30 islands. The islands only have a thin layer of earth and are therefore quite barren. An exception is the island of Gisslan , which has a more species-rich flora due to the lime-rich soil .

Djurö was inhabited for some time from the 16th century. Up to three families lived on agriculture and fishing. Nowadays the archipelago is uninhabited again.

There are fallow deer animals, as the island was once a hunting and animal park. But especially the bird world is rich. Among other things, you can watch ospreys , tree falcons , oystercatchers and black-headed gulls .

The archipelago can only be reached by boat from the north or west. There are dangerous shallows and waves in the east of the archipelago, and the east and south sides are closed to bird sanctuaries between April 1st and July 31st.