Engadina

Engadina

 

a national park in Graubünden Canton, Switzerland. The park, established in 1914 in the Alps, covers an area of 16,887 hectares (1975). It has coniferous forests (pine, larch), alpine meadows, and many endemic plants. Protected animals include the chamois, red deer, roe deer, alpine ibex (reacclimatized), alpine marmot, golden eagle, and capercaillie.

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From 23 to 25 August, Eberhard & Co was the main sponsor of the Passione Engadina Rally, an international race reserved for cars produced in Italy and available for purchase until 1983.
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As a consequence of their recent and pervasive diffusion, most of the European parks are no longer located in natural areas, far from the metropolitan and urban poles, as was the case for the first national parks like Engadina in Switzerland, Gran Paradiso, Abruzzi or Stelvio in Italy, which were established between 1914 and 1933.