Snowdonia National Park

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Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia National Park, or Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri (in Welsh) was established in 1951 as the third national park in England and Wales. It covers 2,142 km² (840 mile²) of the Snowdonia region of northwest Wales.

The park is governed by the Snowdonia National Park Authority, which is made up of local government and Welsh national representatives. Unlike national parks in other countries, Snowdonia (and other such parks in England and Wales) are made up of both public and private lands under central planning authority. The makeup of land owership at Snowdonia is as follows:


ownership typeshare (%)
 Private69.9
 Forestry Commission15.8
 National Trust8.9
 English Nature/CCW1.7
 National Park Authority1.2
 Water Companies0.9
 Other1.6

More than 26,000 people live within the park, and it attracts millions of visitors each year, as the third most visited national park in England and Wales. While most of the land is either open or mountainous land, there is a significant amount of agricultural activity within the Park.

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National parks of England and Wales:
Current Parks:

Brecon Beacons | The Broads | Dartmoor | Exmoor | Lake District | New Forest | North York Moors | Northumberland | Peak District | Pembrokeshire Coast | Snowdonia | Yorkshire Dales

Proposed Park:

South Downs

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