Sagarmatha National Park is a protected area in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal containing the southern half of Mount Everest. The park was created on July 19, 1976 and was inscribed as a Natural World Heritage Site in 1979. Sagarmatha is a Sanskrit word, from sagar = "sky"and matha = "forehead" or "head", and is the modern Nepali name for Mount Everest. It has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International and is included in the Sacred Himalayan Landscape.

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