The area of Paklenica National Park stretches on the littoral slope of South Velebit directly above the settlement of Marasovići, up to the zone of the highest mountain peaks (Vaganski vrh, Babin vrh, Sveto brdo) – between 15°23’ and 15°35’ east geographical longitude and between 44°18’ and 44°25’ north geographical latitude.
It covers the area of torrent flows of Velika Paklenica and Mala Paklenica, and their distinctive canyons carved vertically into the south slopes of Velebit and the broader surrounding area. The relatively small area has an abundance of geomorphological phenomena and forms, diverse flora and fauna, attractive landscapes and intact nature.
DATE OF PROCLAMATION OF THE PROTECTED AREA: 19 October 1949
PROTECTION PROCLAMATION ACT: The Act on Proclamation of Paklenica Forest a National Park (Official Gazette no. 84/49); the Act on Amendments to the Act on Proclamation of Paklenica Forest a National Park (Official Gazette no. 15/97)
AREA: 95 km2
HIGHEST PEAKS: Vaganski vrh 1 757 m, Sveto brdo 1 753 m
COUNTIES: Zadar (64 km2) (» www.zadarska-zupanija.hr),
Lika-Senj (31 km2) (» www.licko-senjska.hr)
INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION: MAB – a biosphere reserve