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Description of Ugra National Park
The Ugra National Park is located in the Kaluga
region, in the valleys of the Ugra, Zhizdra, Vyssa and Oka rivers.
The Ugra National Park was established in 1997 by the Decree of the
Government of the Russian Federation No. 148 of February 10, 1997.
Since 2002, it has been a UNESCO biosphere reserve. The
national park is located in the six administrative districts of the
Kaluga region: Yukhnovsky, Iznoskovsky, Dzerzhinsky, Peremyshlsky,
Babyninsky and Kozelsky. The total area of the park is 98
623 ha (of which 43 432 ha are forest land, 1,326 ha are owned by
the water fund, 53 375 ha are land without withdrawal).
Ugra National Park consists of three sections - Ugorsky (64,184 hectares),
Vorotynsky (3,171 hectares) and Zhizdrinsky (31,268 hectares), and
three separate clusters. The protection zone around the park is
46,109 hectares. The territory of the park has long been a
tourist area, the water routes along the Ugra, Zhizdre and Oka are
During the Great Patriotic War, the Ugra River
became the site of the battles of the Soviet and German troops.
German troops carried out the offensive from the flat coast, and the
Soviet troops carried out the defense from the steep bank.