Krka

Krka

National Park "Krka" is located in the area of the county and covers an area of 109 square kilometers of the most beautiful river Krka and the lower river Čikola. The National Park is a spacious, largely unchanged region of exceptional and multifaceted natural value, and includes one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. It is intended primarily for scientific, cultural, educational, recreational, and because there are visitors and tourist activities. The river Krka is 72.5 km in length, 22 rivers in Croatia. It rises at the foot of the mountain Dinara, 3.5 km northeast of Knin. With seven waterfalls and a total drop of 224 m, Krka is a natural phenomenon.
Krka became a national park on January 24 1985 and is the seventh national park in Croatia. It is famous for its many lakes and waterfalls. Hydro power plant gully below the waterfall Skradinski buk is the second oldest hydropower plant in the world and first in Europe. It was built on 28 August 1895, just three days after the world's first hydroelectric power plant at Niagara Falls.