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    Show details for Vouni Panagias (CY4000004)Vouni Panagias (CY4000004)

    Hide details for National Forest Park of Troodos (CY5000004)National Forest Park of Troodos (CY5000004)
    The National Forest Park of Troodos (NFP of Troodos) is located at the centre of Troodos massif that ranges from the northwest to the southeast part of Cyprus. The NFP of Troodos covers an area of 9,009 ha (excluding Kardama and Moni forests with an area of 308 ha, which are not connected to the main body of the NFP), that is 0.97 % of Cyprus. The lowest part of NFP of Troodos with an altitude of 700 m is close to its southeast end (Saitas area) and the highest is Chionistra peak at 1952 m. Geology: The NFP of Troodos, situated almost at the centre of the Troodos Ophiolite Complex, consists of plutonic rocks, which emerged from the ocean as a result of tectonic activity c. 10.000.000 years ago and is characterised by smooth slopes and rounded peaks. This plutonic sequence of rocks is exposed along the roads Troodos-Prodromos, Troodos-Platres, Platres-Troodos and around the chromite mine. It consists of plagiogranite, gabbro, wehrlite, pyroxenite and dunite. Harzburgite (tectonised and serpentinised) is exposed at the highest peak and its surrounding area and also at the area of the Amiantos mine. The ophiolite of Troodos is one of the best developed ophiolites and has influenced the ideas concerning the formation of oceanic crust and upper mantle of the earth to a considerable extent. The area of the NFP of Troodos is dominated by forest ecosystems of Pinus brutia, Pinus nigra ssp. pallasiana and Juniperus foetidissima in pure or mixed formations.

    Show details for Limni Paralimniou (CY3000008)Limni Paralimniou (CY3000008)

    Show details for Alykos Potamos-Agios Sozomenos (CY2000002)Alykos Potamos-Agios Sozomenos (CY2000002)

    Show details for Mammari-Deneia (CY2000001)Mammari-Deneia (CY2000001)

    Show details for Skoulli (CY4000009)Skoulli (CY4000009)

    Show details for Cha-Potami (CY4000002)Cha-Potami (CY4000002)

    Show details for Madari-Papoutsa (CY2000005)Madari-Papoutsa (CY2000005)

    Show details for Koilada ton Kedron - Kambos (CY200008)Koilada ton Kedron - Kambos (CY200008)

    Show details for Stavros tis Psokas-Karkavas (CY400001)Stavros tis Psokas-Karkavas (CY400001)

    Show details for Koilada Karkoti (CY2000012)Koilada Karkoti (CY2000012)

    Show details for Xeros Potamos (CY4000007)Xeros Potamos (CY4000007)

    Show details for Dasos Stavrovouniou (CY6000004)Dasos Stavrovouniou (CY6000004)

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