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Theth National Park
Theth National Park (Parku Kombëtar i Thethit) is a national park in the north of Albania. Established in 1966, the park covers 2,630 ha (26.3 km2) and is located in the center of the Albanian Alps, including most of the Sala Valley. The park was established to protect various ecosystems and biodiversity and the cultural and historical heritage of the region. It is dominated by high terrain, with a variety of natural features including valleys, rivers, mountains, waterfalls, dense forests and rock formations. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed the park as Category II. Notably, the region has also been identified as an important bird and plant area. In 2017, Theth was further declared a Protected Historic Centre.
The villages of Theth are scattered in the upper valley of Shala and are blocked on all four sides by two thousands as many as Radohima in the west, Arapi and Poplluka in the north and Jezerca in the east. Standing at 1,795 m (5,889 ft), the Valbona Pass leads a mountain trail to the west that separates the park from the Valbona Valley National Park. Like most of the Albanian Alps, the park is dominated by limestone and dolomite rocks and contains major karst features such as the Gruna Canyon and the southern Arapi wall, considered the highest rock face in the Balkans.
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