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A Small Mountain Country Sustained by Iron - Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley


Language: English

The cultural landscape of Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley offers a microcosmic perspective of the way people have harvested the resources of the high Pyrenees over millennia. Its dramatic glacial landscapes of craggy cliffs and glaciers, with high open pastures and steep wooded valleys, covers an area of 4,247 ha, 9% of the total area of the principality. It reflects past changes in climate, economic fortune and social systems, as well as the persistence of pastoralism and a strong mountain culture, notably the survival of a communal land-ownership system dating back to the 13th century. The site features houses, notably summer settlements, terraced fields, stone tracks and evidence of iron smelting.


on this subject: WHC documentation about this site


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Place/region: Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley, Pyrenees, Andorra, Europe
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Publisher: NHK; UNESCO TV
Coproducer/sponsor: UNESCO WHC
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Rights: NHK; UNESCO TV
 



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Original: Video.FLV
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-NHK-45.1160
Rights holder: NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation