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28.06.2011 - UNESCOPRESS

Twenty-five new properties inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List which now numbers 936

© UNESCO - Leon Cathedral (Nicaragua) is one of the new cultural sites inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List

The World Heritage Committee has inscribed a total of 25 sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, including three natural properties, 21 cultural and one mixed site. Two properties were added to the World Heritage List in Danger and one was removed from that list. The World Heritage List now numbers 936 properties: 183 natural sites; 725 cultural; and 28 mixed.

Natural properties:

            Ningaloo Coast (Australia)

            Ogasawara Islands (Japan)

            Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley (Kenya)


Mixed natural and cultural properties:

            Wadi Rum Protected Area (Jordan)


Cultural Properties

            Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison (Barbados)

            West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou (China)

            Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia (Colombia)

            The Persian Garden (Iran)

            Konso Cultural Landscape (Ethiopia)

            The Causses and the Cévennes, Mediterranean Agro-pastoral                         Cultural Landscape (France)

            Fagus Factory in Alfeld (Germany)

            Longobards in Italy. Places of the power (568-774 A.D.) (Italy)

            Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing

            The Buddhist Pure Land (Japan)

            Fort Jesus, Mombasa (Kenya)

            Petroglyphs Complexes of the Mongolian Altai (Mongolia)

            León Cathedral (Nicaragua)

            Saloum Delta (Senegal)

            Cultural Landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana (Spain)

            Archaeological Sites of the Island of Meroe (Sudan)

            Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps (Switzerland, Austria,                       France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia)

            Ancient Villages of Northern Syria (Syrian Arab Republic)

            Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex (Turkey)

            Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas)                 (United Arab Emirates)

            The Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans (Ukraine)

            Citadel of the Ho Dynasty (Viet Nam)



            Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech                   Forests of Germany (Slovakia, Ukraine, Germany)


Additions to the World Heritage List in Danger:

            Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve (Honduras)

            Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra (Indonesia)


Removed from World Heritage List in Danger:

            Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (India)


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