Karagöl-Sahara National Park

For other uses, see Karagöl.
Karagöl-Sahara National Park
Karagöl-Sahara Milli Parkı
Map showing the location of Karagöl-Sahara National Park
Karagöl-Sahara NP
Location Şavşat, Artvin Province, Turkey
Coordinates 41°13′N 42°27′E / 41.217°N 42.450°E / 41.217; 42.450Coordinates: 41°13′N 42°27′E / 41.217°N 42.450°E / 41.217; 42.450
Area 3,251 ha (8,030 acres)
Established August 31, 1994 (1994-08-31)
Governing body Ministry of Forest and Water Management
Website www.milliparklar.gov.tr/mp/karagolsahara/index.htm

Karagöl-Sahara National Park (Turkish: Karagöl-Sahara Milli Parkı), established on August 31, 1994, is a national park in the Şavşat district of Artvin Province, Turkey. It is located in the Black Sea Region and formed by two separate areas, namely Karagöl and Sahara plateau. Karagöl is located at 45 km (28 mi) from Şavşat, while Sahara plateau is 17 km (11 mi) from the town.[1][2][3][4]

The national park covers an area of 3,251 ha (8,030 acres) at an average elevation of 1,800 m (5,900 ft) above mean sea level.[4]


  1. "Artvin - Karagöl Sahara Milli Parkı" (in Turkish). Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-25.
  2. "Flora of the Karagöl-Sahara National Park (Artvin) and Its Environs" (PDF). TÜBİTAK. 2004. Retrieved 2009-09-25.
  3. "Forest Vegetation of Karagöl-Sahara National Park Artvin-Turkey" (PDF). TÜBİTAK. 2007. Retrieved 2009-09-25.
  4. 1 2 "Karagöl-Sahara Milli Parkı" (in Turkish). Doğa Koruma ve Milli Parklar Genel Müdürlüğü. Retrieved 2016-04-23.

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