Paklenica National Park covers an area of 95 square kilometers, on the southern slopes of Velebit mountain, beneath the highest peaks of the Vagan peak (1757m) and the Holy hill (1753 m). It covers an area of flows and Velika Paklenica, and their distinctive canyons carved vertically into the south slopes of Velebit and the broader surrounding area. The relatively small area has an abundance of geomorphological phenomena and forms, diverse flora and fauna, attractive landscapes and untouched nature. The diversity of the living world is conditioned by climatic characteristics but also a rich and varied geological history.
Paklenica National Park is the declaration of the national park in Croatia, proclaimed in October 19, 1949, a few months after the Plitvice Lakes National Park. The name Paklenica probably derives from black pine sap called. "Paklina", which the locals used in traditional medicine for wound healing and to coat wooden boats.
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