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Protected areas in Romania

Geography of Romania

Carpathians (peaks)
Plains & Delta


Rivers (Danube)
Black Sea


This is a list of protected areas of Romania.

About 5.18% of the area of Romania has a protected status (12,360 km²), including the Danube Delta, which makes half of these areas (2.43% of Romania's area).

Biosphere reserves

There are three biosphere reserves, totaling 6644.46 km2:

Name Area (km²) Counties Photos
Danube Delta 5,800.00 Tulcea, Constanţa
Retezat 380.47 Hunedoara
Rodna 463.99 Bistriţa-Năsăud, Maramureş, Suceava

National parks

There are 13 national parks totaling 3158.6 km2:

Name Area (km²) Counties Photo
Domogled-Valea Cernei 601.00 Caraş-Severin, Mehedinţi, Gorj
Rodna 463.99 Bistriţa-Năsăud, Maramureş, Suceava
Retezat 380.47 Hunedoara
Cheile Nerei-Beuşniţa 371.00 Caraş-Severin
Semenic-Cheile Caraşului 366.64 Caraş Severin
Călimani 240.41 Bistriţa-Năsăud, Harghita, Mureş, Suceava
Cozia 171.00 Vâlcea
Piatra Craiului National Park 148.00 Argeş, Braşov
Munţii Măcinului National Park 113.21 Tulcea
Defileul Jiului[1][2] 111.27 Gorj, Hunedoara
Ceahlău National Park 83.96 Neamţ
Cheile Bicazului-Hăşmaş 65.75 Harghita, Neamţ
Buila-Vânturariţa 41.86 Vâlcea

Proposed hunting

The Romanian Parlament is currently (September 2008) discussing a bill aiming to open 13 National Parks to sustainable hunting, in order to manage the wildlife bio-diversity in these areas and promote greater tourism and the accompanying revenue necessary to support and maintain the parks.

Natural Parks

There are thirteen natural parks totaling 7282.72 km2:

Name Area (km²) Counties Photos
Muntii Maramureşului 1488.50 Maramureş
Porţile de Fier 1156.55 Caraş-Severin, Mehedinţi
Mehedinţi Plateau Geopark 1060 Mehedinţi
Hateg Country Dinosaur Geopark 1023.92 Caraş-Severin, Mehedinţi
Apuseni 757.84 Alba, Bihor, Cluj
Putna-Vrancea 382 Vrancea
Bucegi 326.63 Argeş, Braşov, Dâmboviţa, Prahova
Vânători-Neamţ 308.18 Neamţ
Balta Mică a Brăilei 175.29 Brăila
Grădiştea Muncelului-Cioclovina 100.00 Hunedoara
Comana 249.63 Giurgiu
Defileul Mureşului Superior 9.156.00 Mureş
Lunca Joasă a Prutului Inferior 82.47 Galaţi
Lunca Mureşului 174.55 Arad, Timiş

Scientific reservations

There are 55 such reservations totaling 1112.77 km2.

Natural monuments

There are 234 natural monuments totaling 77.05 km2.

Natural reservations

There are 617 natural reservations totaling 2043.55 km2.


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