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Within Port-Cros National Park
Most of the island of Porquerolles, in the coastal archipelago of Hyères, was incorporated into Port-Cros National Park in May 2012 (2,471 out of 3,089 acres / 1,000 out of 1,250 ha). Created in 1963, it was later renamed Port-Cros and Porquerolles National Park. Besides Porquerolles and Port-Cros, it includes the island of Bagaud, the islet of Gabinière, as well as the rock of Rascas and the surrounding waters. In total, the park represents a central area of 4,200 acres (1,700 ha) of land surface and 7,166 acres (2,900 ha) of maritime area. It also includes a potential peripheral area of adhesion consisting of eleven Var municipalities, spread over 56,834 acres (23,000 ha), and their adjacent maritime area of 303,939 acres (123,000 ha).
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