Yellowstone National Park
by Globetrotter on 11 June 2008EN
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The Yellowstone National Park in Idaho, USA was founded in 1872 and is the oldest National Park in the world. It has an area of 2,219,789 acres (898,317 ha). The park belongs to the UNESCO world heritage.
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