14 Francs 1991 - High Fens


14 Francs 1991 - High Fens
Added by Bart Perdieus
General Description : The High Fens (French: Hautes Fagnes; German: Hohes Venn; Dutch: Hoge Venen), which were declared a nature reserve in 1957, are an upland area, a plateau region in the province of Liège, in the east of Belgium and nearby parts of Germany, lying between the Ardennes and the Eifel highlands. It is the largest nature reserve or park in Belgium, with an area of 4,501.2 hectares (11,123 acres); it lies within the German-Belgian natural park Hohes Venn-Eifel (700 square kilometres (270 sq mi)), in the Ardennes. Its highest point, at 694 metres (2,277 ft) above sea level, is the Signal de Botrange near Eupen, which is also the highest point in Belgium. A 6 metres (20 ft) tower was built here that rises to 700 metres (2,300 ft). The reserve is ecologically a rich endowment of Belgium covered with alpine sphagnum bogs both on the plateau and in valley basin; the bogs, which are over 10,000 years old, with their unique subalpine flora, fauna and microclimate, are key to the conservation work of the park
Material Gold
Face value 14 Francs
Catalog code Belgian Stamps Catalog BE-2413
Series Tourism
Print run 3.000.000
Issue date 15/07/1991
Perforation 11 1/2
Height 24.00 mm
Width 37.00 mm
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