Definition of Yosemite National Park from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Yosemite National Park

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a US national park in the Sierra Nevada mountains of eastern California. It was established in 1890 and covers 1 189 square miles/3 080 square kilometres. It was named after the Yosemite River that runs through it and contains Yosemite Falls, the highest waterfall in the US (2 425 feet/740 metres). The park is also famous for its many giant sequoia trees. It was made a World Heritage Site in 1984. see also redwood