First UNESCO Global Geopark in Sweden

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May 20, 2022 2:38:11 PM

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Platåbergen named a UNESCO Global Geopark 

The Platåbergen (Table Mountains) in Sweden have been granted the title of UNESCO Global Geopark. This is the first time an area in Sweden has received this title. The Geopark extends south of Lake Vänern from Trollhättan and Vänersborg to Mariestad and is 3690 km² in size. The application was submitted as early as November 2019.

The Geopark area tells the story of the evolution of our planet. The geological processes that have been going on for millions of years - and are still going on - have given the area geological phenomena that can only be found in this or a few other places in the world. Only those sites and landscapes that are considered to be unique and of international importance will therefore be recognised as a UNESCO Global Geopark.

Today there are 177 geoparks in 46 countries. These geoparks work together through the Global Geoparks Network, which aims to connect geoparks around the world. 

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