Mar Menor

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Mar Menor

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  • Area: 
    14,933 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    37°43'N 00°48'W
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Mar Menor. 04/10/94; Murcia; 14,933 ha; 37°43'N 000°48'W. Regional Park. The Mar Menor is the largest lagoon on the Spanish Mediterranean coast. Habitats include islands, beaches, salt pans, saltmarshes, and dune systems. The site is of special botanical importance for its well-developed halophytic and dune communities. Numerous species of nesting, passage and wintering waterbirds frequent the site, including the globally threatened duck Marmaronetta angustirostris. Human activities include tourism, recreation, agriculture, salt production, and fishing. Ramsar site no. 706. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

Administrative region: 
Región de Murcia

  • National legal designation: 
    • Paisaje Protegido
    • Parque Regional
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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