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Kaziranga National Park

Native ameKaziranga National Park
Other name 
Typenational park
DistrictGolaghat, Nagaon
Established date1974
Nearest cityGolaghat
Total Area166 sq mi (430 km2)
Altitude80 m
Other information
Visitation5,228 (2005 06)
Governing bodyGovernment of India, Government of Assam
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)

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Kaziranga National Park ( , , pronounced -bnkazirɔŋɡa rastrijɔ udːanKaziranga-pronounce is a national park in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India. A World Heritage Site, the park hosts two-thirds of the world's Great One-horned Rhinoceroses. Kaziranga boasts the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. The park is home to large breeding populations of elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer. Kaziranga is recognised as an Important Bird Area by Birdlife International for conservation of avifaunal species. Compared to other protected areas in India, Kaziranga has achieved notable success in wildlife conservation. Located on the edge of the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot, the park combines high species diversity and visibility.

Kaziranga is a vast expanse of tall elephant grass, marshland, and dense tropical moist broadleaf forests, crisscrossed by four major rivers, including the Brahmaputra, and the park includes numerous small bodies of water. Kaziranga has been the theme of several books, songs, and documentaries. The park celebrated its centennial in 2005 after its establishment in 1905 as a reserve forest.

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