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Tianzhushan, HK geopark approved for World Geopark

(People's Daily)

13:44, September 19, 2011

Edited and Translated by Ma Xi, People's Daily Online

Tianzhushan Geopark in Anhui Province and Hong Kong Geopark officially became members of the Global Geoparks Network recently. Tianzhushan Geopark was renamed Tianzhushan World Geopark, becoming the 25th world geological park in China.

Tianzhushan World Geopark, located in Qianshan Country of southeastern Anhui province, is famous for the Dabie ultra-high pressure metamorphic belt.

Hong Kong Geopark was qualified for national geological park in November 2009.

Before Tianzhushan World Geopark was approved, there were 78 World geoparks worldwide and 24 of them are in China.

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