Chubu-Sangaku

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Chubu-Sangaku

 

a national park in Japan, on Honshu Island, in Toyama, Nagano, Gifu, and Niigata prefectures. Area, about 170,000 hectares (ha), of which 63,500 ha are a preserve. Chubu-Sangaku was established in 1934 for nature conservation in the sparsely populated Japanese Alps region (elevations to 3,190 m in the Hida Range), with extinct and active volcanoes. The Asiatic black bear and Japanese macaque inhabit the forests and alpine meadows.

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One of the country's most spectacular parks is Chubu-Sangaku National Park in the centre of Honshu, incorporating in its northern and central regions the group of mountains collectively referred to as the Hida Mountains, or Japanese Alps.