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In the Middle-East, the only Geopark registered by the Global Network of Geoparks (GGN) is located in Iran - Qeshm Geopark. Qeshm Geopark is of higher importance due to its strategic location in the Persian Gulf. Besides, Qeshm Geopark has got a proper position in the region as it is located between Eastern Asian and European Geopark. In terms of geological variety as well as variety of its sites, Qeshm Geopark also carries an important image among the geoparks. Of course this variety is not limited to geological phenomena. There are other varieties in ecology, archeology, environment, wild nature etc.
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©Qeshm Island UNESCO Global Geopark, Islamic Republic of Iran / Asghar Besharati