Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park


Wrangell–Saint Eli·as National Park

geographical name \-sānt-i-ˈlī-əs\

Definition of WRANGELL-SAINT ELIAS NATIONAL PARK

wilderness area S cen Alaska; world's largest park 8,331,604 acres (3,374,300 hectares)

Wrangell–Saint Elias National Park

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National park, southeastern Alaska, U.S. Proclaimed a national monument in 1978, the area underwent boundary and name changes in 1980. The largest park in the U.S. national park system, it has an area of 12,318,000 ac (4,987,000 ha). At the convergence of the Chugach, Wrangell, and Saint Elias mountain ranges, it includes the largest assemblage of glaciers and the greatest collection of peaks above 16,000 ft (4,880 m) on the continent.

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