RoyalChitwanNational Park, Chitwanandisthe oldestnational parkof Nepal. It was createdin 1973,and was listedin 1984 on theWorld Heritage List. It coversmore than932km2and is home toseveral animal speciesin dangerof extinction, like Rhinoceros unicornisorthe Bengal tiger.
Chitwanmeans “heartof the jungle.”
The parkis located inthe lower regionof the country,the Teraiat the footof the Himalayas.
The floraof the parkis lushwithtall grassandsalforests, a large tree.There are alsonumerous marshyareas.