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Monte Pascoal National Park

Parque Nacional do Monte Pascoal, Brazil


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Monte Pascoal is located at 16°53'47.73"S, 39°24'26.09"W; 62 km to the south of the city of Porto Seguro, in the state of Bahia, Brazil.

According to history, it was the first part of land viewed by Portuguese explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral, allegedly the first European to arrive in Brazil, in 1500. It was described as a tall, rounded mountain arising from the ocean.

Monte Pascoal is a national symbol to Brazilians and gives its name to a national park, Parque Nacional do Monte Pascoal.

It includes a Pataxó Indian settlement. It is one of the locations where the old growth Atlantic Forest (Mata Atlântica) remains, and has been preserved.

Coordinates: 16°55′S 39°16′W / 16.917°S 39.267°W / -16.917; -39.267

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  • WDPA ID68
  • NameMonte Pascoal
  • Original NameParque Nacional do Monte Pascoal
  • Country / TerritoryBRA
  • Sub locationBR-BA
  • IUCN CategoryIIWhat is this?
  • English DesignationNational Park
  • Designation TypeNational
  • StatusDesignated
  • Status Year1961
  • Reported Area km2255.0
  • Marinetrue
  • Reported Marine Area km21.51
  • No TakeNot Reported
  • No Take Area km20.0
  • Governance TypeFederal or national ministry or agency
  • International CriteriaNot Applicable
  • Management AuthorityNot Reported
  • Management Plan URLNot Reported




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