Nuuksio National Park on new stamp from Finland

Nuuksio National Park on new stamp from Finland

Finnish Posti issued a stamp from the series "National Parks". The current issue's subject is the Nuuksio National Park, located in the southernmost part of Finland. Established in 1994, the park spreads over an area of forests and lakes in Espoo, Kirkkonummi and Vihti. The nameof the park is derived from the Nuuksio district of Espoo. Nuuksio can be reached by public transportation from Helsinki and Espoo. The Park comprises the westernmost part of the so-called Nuuksio lake highlands. Dozens of endangered or near threatened species of animals, plants and fungi are known to live in the area; for instance the Siberian Flying Squirrel, the European Nightjar and the Woodlark.

The stamp features the marvelous landscape of the Nuuksio National Park, as well as its location on the map of Finland marked with a red dot.

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