Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park
or Ruwenzori National Park

National park, southwestern Uganda.

Established in 1952, it has an area of 764 sq mi (1,978 sq km) and lies east of Lake Edward. One of the largest parks in Uganda, it has areas of rainforest and savanna grassland. It is within the western branch of the Great Rift Valley and is dotted with Pleistocene volcanic craters. Wildlife includes chimpanzees, leopards, lions, and elephants.

* * *

formerly  Ruwenzori National Park 
 national park located in southwestern Uganda. It occupies an area of 764 square miles (1,978 square km) in a region of rolling plains east of Lake Edward (Edward, Lake) and foothills south of the Ruwenzori Mountains (Ruwenzori Range). The park is located within the Western Rift Valley, and its landscape is dotted with volcanic craters of the Pleistocene Epoch (1,800,000 to 10,000 years ago).

      The park, which was established in 1952, is one of the largest in Uganda and adjoins the frontier of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo) to the west. Its vegetation consists mostly of thickets of various types of small trees, including acacias (acacia) and evergreens. There are also areas of rainforest and of savanna grassland. The park's wildlife includes chimpanzees, leopards, lions, elephants, hippopotamuses, water buffaloes, and several types of antelopes, such as duiker, reedbuck, and topi. The park has an extremely rich avian fauna, prominent among which are many species of kingfishers (kingfisher).

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Queen Elizabeth National Park — Infobox protected area | name = Queen Elizabeth National Park iucn category = II caption = Crater lake. locator x = locator y = location = Uganda nearest city = lat degrees = lat minutes = lat seconds = lat direction = long degrees = long minutes …   Wikipedia

  • Queen Elizabeth National Park — Eine Büffelherde beim Schlammbad im nördlichen Queen Elizabeth Nationalpark. Der Queen Elizabeth Nationalpark liegt im Süden Ugandas am Lake Edward und Lake George. Bekannt ist die Mweya Lodge auf der Mweya Halbinsel am Kazinga Kanal . Dort… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park — Infobox protected area name = Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park iucn category = base width = 200px caption = Location of Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park in Alberta locator x = 95 locator y = 92 location = Alberta, Canada nearest city = Grimshaw lat …   Wikipedia

  • Queen-Elizabeth-Nationalpark — Büffel, Flusspferde und Gastvögel im Kazinga Kanal …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Queen Elizabeth — NOTOC Queen Elizabeth may refer to:Persons Monarchs *Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, reigns since 1952 *Elizabeth I of England, reigned 1558–1603 Consorts *Elisabeth of Poznan, queen consort of Bohemia and Poland *Elisabeth of Bohemia (1292… …   Wikipedia

  • Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park — IUCN Category II (National Park) Location Ontario, Canada Nearest city …   Wikipedia

  • Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother — For other Queen Mothers called Elizabeth, see Queen Elizabeth (disambiguation). Elizabeth Bowes Lyon …   Wikipedia

  • Queen Elizabeth Walk — The Queen Elizabeth Walk (Chinese: 伊丽莎白女皇道) is a promenade located along the Esplanade and bordering the Esplanade Park within the Downtown Core of Central Area in Singapore s central business district. HistoryOnce a seafront promenade, Queen… …   Wikipedia

  • Queen Elizabeth's High School — Infobox UK school name = Queen Elizabeth s High School size = 150px latitude = 53.399298 longitude = 0.772648 dms = motto = Officium omnes adligat ( Service links all ) motto pl = established = 1589 approx = closed = c approx = type = Grammar… …   Wikipedia

  • Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield — Infobox UK school name = Queen Elizabeth Grammar School size = latitude = longitude = dms = motto = Turpe Nescire (Latin: It is a disgrace to be ignorant ) motto pl = established = 1591 approx = closed = c approx = type = Private Grammar School… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”