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The properties which the World Heritage Committee has inscribed on the World Heritage List (cultural, natural and mixed properties) 

The World Heritage Committee has inscribed the following properties on the World Heritage List. The List is arranged alphabetically by nominating State Party.



AFGHANISTAN: 
2002 Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam 
2003 The cultural landscape and archaeological remains of the Bamiyan Valley 


ALBANIA:
1992, 1999 Butrint

ALGERIA:
1980 Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad
1982 Tassili n'Ajjer 
1982 M'Zab Valley
1982 Djémila
1982 Tipasa
1982 Timgad
1992 Kasbah of Algiers

ARGENTINA:
1981 Los Glaciares
1984 Iguazu National Park
1999 Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas
1999 Península Valdés
2000 Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
2000 Ischigualasto/ Talampaya Natural Parks
2003 Quebrada de Humahuaca

ARGENTINA AND BRAZIL:
1984 Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis:
San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil)

ARMENIA:
1996, 2000 Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin
2000 Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley
2000 Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots

AUSTRALIA:
1981 Great Barrier Reef
1981 Kakadu National Park
1981 Willandra Lakes Region
1982 Tasmanian Wilderness
1982 Lord Howe Island Group
1987 Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
1987 Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves (Australia)
1988 Wet Tropics of Queensland
1991 Shark Bay, Western Australia
1992 Fraser Island
1994 Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh/Naracoorte)
1997 Heard and McDonald Islands
1997 Macquarie Island
2000 Greater Blue Mountains Area
2003 Purnululu National Park 

AUSTRIA:
1996 Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
1996 Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn
1997 Hallstatt-Dachstein Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
1998 Semmering Railway
1999 City of Graz - Historic Centre
2000 Wachau Cultural Landscape
2001 Historic Centre of Vienna

AUSTRIA AND HUNGARY:
2001 Cultural Landscape of Fertö/Neusiedlersee

AZERBAIJAN:
2000 Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower

BANGLADESH:

1985 Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat
1985 Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
1997 The Sundarbans

BELARUS:
2000 Mir Castle Complex

BELARUS/POLAND:
1979, 1992 Belovezhskaya Pushcha/Bialowieza Forest

BELGIUM:
1998 Flemish Béguinages
1998 The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainault)
1998 Grand-Place, Brussels
1999 Belfries of Flanders and Wallonia
2000 Historic Centre of Brugge
2000 Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels)
2000 Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons)
2000 Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai

BELIZE:
1996 Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

BENIN:
1985 Royal Palaces of Abomey

BOLIVIA:
1987 City of Potosí
1990 Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos
1991 Historic City of Sucre
1998 Fuerte de Samaipata
2000 Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
2000 Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture

BOTSWANA:
2001 Tsodilo

BRAZIL:
1980 Historic Town of Ouro Preto
1982 Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda
1985 Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia
1985 Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas
1986 Iguaçu National Park
1987 Brasilia
1991 Serra da Capivara National Park
1997 Historic Centre of São Luis
1999 Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina
1999 Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves
1999 Atlantic Forest Southeast Reserves
2000 Pantanal Conservation Area
2001 Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks
2001 Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves
2001 Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás
2003 Central Amazon Conservation Complex (including Jaú National Park, classified in 2000)

 See also Argentina and Brazil
 
 


BULGARIA:
1979 Boyana Church
1979 Madara Rider
1979 Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
1979 Thracian tomb of Kazanlak
1983 Ancient City of Nessebar
1983 Srebarna Nature Reserve 
1983 Pirin National Park
1983 Rila Monastery
1985 Thracian tomb of Sveshtari

CAMBODIA:

1992 Angkor

CAMEROON:
1987 Dja Faunal Reserve 

CANADA:
1978 L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site 
1978 Nahanni National Park
1979 Dinosaur Provincial Park
1981 SGaang Gwaii (Anthony Island) 
1981 Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump 
1983 Wood Buffalo National Park
1984 Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks*
1985 Historic District of Québec
1987 Gros Morne National Park
1995 Old Town Lunenburg 
1999 Miguasha Park
 
 
*The Burgess Shale Site, previously inscribed on the WHL, is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks.

CANADA and the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
1979 Kluane/Wrangell-St. Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek
1995 Waterton Glacier International Peace Park

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC:
1988 Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park

CHILE:
1995 Rapa Nui National Park
2000 Churches of Chiloé
2003 Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso

CHINA:
1987 The Great Wall
1987 Mount Taishan
1987 Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
1987 Mogao Caves
1987 Mausoleum of the First Qin Emporer
1987 Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian
1990 Mount Huangshan
1992 Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area
1992 Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
1992 Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area
1994 Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde
1994 Temple and Cemetery of Confucius, and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu
1994 Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains
1994, 2000, 2001 Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa
1996 Lushan National Park
1996 Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area
1997 Old Town of Lijiang
1997 Ancient City of Ping Yao
1997, 2000 Classical Gardens of Suzhou
1998 Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing
1998 Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
1999 Mount Wuyi
1999 Dazu Rock Carvings
2000 Mount Qincheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
2000 Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui - Xidi and Hongcun
2000 Longmen Grottoes
2000, 2003 Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
2001 Yungang Grottoes
2003 Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas

COLOMBIA:
1984 Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena
1994 Los Katios National Park
1995 Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox
1995 National Archaeological Park of Tierradentro
1995 San Agustín Archaeological Park

COSTA RICA:
1997, 2002 Cocos Island National Park
1999 Area de Conservación Guanacaste

COSTA RICA/PANAMA:
1983 Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves/ La Amistad National Park 

COTE D'IVOIRE:
1982 Taï National Park 
1983 Comoé National Park 

See also Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire
 
 


CROATIA:
1979 Old City of Dubrovnik
1979 Historic Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
1979, 2000 Plitvice Lakes National Park
1997 Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Porec
1997 Historic City of Trogir
2000 Cathedral of St. James in Šibenik

CUBA:
1982 Old Havana and its Fortifications
1988 Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
1997 San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba
1999 Desembarco del Granma National Park
1999 Viñales Valley
2000 Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the Southeast of Cuba
2001 Alejandro de Humboldt National Park

CYPRUS:
1980 Paphos
1985, 2001 Painted Churches in the Troodos Region
1998 Choirokoitia

CZECH REPUBLIC:
1992 Historic Centre of Prague
1992 Historic Centre of Cesky Krumlov
1992 Historic Centre of Telc
1994 Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelena Hora
1995 Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of Saint Barbara and the Cathedral of our Lady at Sedlec
1996 Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
1998 Holašovice Historical Village Reservation
1998 Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
1999 Litomyšl Castle
2000 Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc
2001 Tugendhat Villa in Brno
2003 The Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica in Trebic

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO:

1979 Virunga National Park
1980 Kahuzi-Biega National Park
1980 Garamba National Park
1984 Salonga National Park
1996 Okapi Wildlife Reserve

DENMARK:
1994 Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church
1995 Roskilde Cathedral
2000 Kronborg Castle

DOMINICA:
1997 Morne Trois Pitons National Park

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:
1990 Colonial City of Santo Domingo

ECUADOR:

1978, 2001 Galápagos Islands
1978 City of Quito
1983 Sangay National Park
1999 Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca

EGYPT:
1979 Memphis and its Necropolis - the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
1979 Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
1979 Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae
1979 Islamic Cairo
1979 Abu Mena
2002 Saint Catherine Area (Byzantine monastery)

EL SALVADOR:
1993 Joya de Ceren Archaeological Site

ESTONIA:
1997 Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn

ETHIOPIA:
1978 Rock-hewn Churches, Lalibela
1978 Simen National Park
1979 Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region
1980 Aksum
1980 Lower Valley of the Awash
1980 Lower Valley of the Omo
1980 Tiya

FINLAND:

1991 Old Rauma
1991 Fortress of Suomenlinna
1994 Petäjävesi Old Church
1996 Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
1999 Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki

FORMER YUGOSLAV REP. OF MACEDONIA
1979 Ohrid Region with its Cultural and Historic Aspect and its Natural Environment

FRANCE:
1979 Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
1979 Chartres Cathedral
1979 Palace and Park of Versailles
1979 Vézelay, Church and Hill
1979 Decorated Grottoes of the Vézère Valley
1981 Palace and Park of Fontainebleau
1981 Amiens Cathedral
1981 Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the "Triumphal Arch" of Orange
1981 Roman and Romanesque Monuments of Arles
1981 Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
1982 Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
1983 Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière, and Place d'Alliance in Nancy
1983 Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
1983 Cape Girolata, Cape Porto, Scandola Nature Reserve and the Piana Calanches in Corsica
1985 Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
1988 Strasbourg-Grande île
1991 Paris, Banks of the Seine
1991 Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims
1992 Bourges Cathedral
1995 Historic Centre of Avignon
1996 Canal du Midi
1997 Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne
1998 Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
1998 Historic Site of Lyons
1999 Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion
2000 The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes*
2001 Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs
*The Chateau and Estate of Chambord, previously inscribed on the WHL, is part of the The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes

FRANCE / SPAIN:
1997 Pyrénées - Mont Perdu


GAMBIA
2003 James Island and Related Sites  

GEORGIA:

1994 City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta
1994 Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery
1996 Upper Svaneti

GERMANY:
1978 Aachen Cathedral
1981 Speyer Cathedral
1981 Würzburg Residence, with the Court Gardens and Residence Square
1983 Pilgrimage Church of Wies
1984 Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl
1985 St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Michael's Church at Hildesheim
1986 Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier
1987 Hanseatic City of Lübeck
1990 Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
1991 Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
1992 Mines of Rammelsberg and Historic Town of Goslar
1993 Town of Bamberg
1993 Maulbronn Monastery Complex
1994 Collegiate Church, Castle, and old Town of Quedlinburg
1994 Völklingen Ironworks
1995 Messel Pit Fossil site
1996 Cologne Cathedral
1996 Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau
1996 Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg
1998 Classical Weimar
1999 Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin
1999 Wartburg Castle
2000 Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
2000 Monastic Island of Reichenau
2001 Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen
2002 Upper Middle Rhine Valley 
2002 Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar 

GHANA:
1979 Forts and Castles, Volta Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions
1980 Asante Traditional Buildings

GREECE:
1986 Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
1987 Archaeological Site of Delphi
1987 Acropolis, Athens
1988 Mount Athos
1988 Meteora
1988 Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika
1988 Archaeological Site of Epidaurus
1988 Medieval City of Rhodes
1989 Mystras
1989 Archaeological Site of Olympia
1990 Delos
1990 Monasteries of Daphni, Hossios Luckas and Nea Moni of Chios
1992 Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos
1996 Archaeological Site of Vergina
1999 Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns
1999 Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint John "the Theologian" and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Pátmos

GUATEMALA:
1979 Tikal National Park 
1979 Antigua Guatemala
1981 Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua

GUINEA AND COTE D'IVOIRE:
1981 Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve 

HAITI:

1982 National History Park -- Citadel, Sans-Souci, Ramiers

HOLY SEE:
1984 Vatican City

 See also Italy and the Holy See
 
 


HONDURAS:
1980 Maya Site of Copan
1982 Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve 

HUNGARY:
1987, 2002 Budapest, the Banks of the Danube and the Buda Castle Quarter
1987 Hollokö
1996 Millenary Benedictine Monastery of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment
1999 Hortobágy National Park
2000 Pécs (Sopianae) Early Christian Cemetery
2002 Tokaji Wine Region Cultural Landscape 

 See also Austria and Hungary


HUNGARY AND SLOVAKIA:
1995, 2000 Caves of the Aggtelek and Slovak Karst

INDIA:

1983 Ajanta Caves
1983 Ellora Caves
1983 Agra Fort
1983 Taj Mahal
1984 Sun Temple, Konarak
1985 Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram
1985 Kaziranga National Park
1985 Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
1985 Keoladeo National Park
1986 Churches and Convents of Goa
1986 Khajuraho Group of Monuments
1986 Group of Monuments at Hampi
1986 Fatehpur Sikri
1987 Group of Monuments at Pattadakal
1987 Elephanta Caves
1987 Brihadisvara Temple, Thanjavur
1987 Sundarbans National Park
1988 Nanda Devi National Park
1989 Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
1993 Humayun's Tomb, Delhi
1993 Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi
1999 Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
2002 Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya 
2003 Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka

INDONESIA:
1991 Borobudur Temple Compounds
1991 Ujung Kulon National Park
1991 Komodo National Park 
1991 Prambanan Temple Compounds
1996 Sangiran Early Man Site
1999 Lorentz National Park

IRAN:
1979 Tchogha Zanbil
1979 Persepolis
1979 Meidan Emam, Esfahan
2003 Takht-e Soleyman

IRAQ:
1985 Hatra
2003 Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)

IRELAND:
1993 Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne
1996 Skellig Michael

ISRAEL:
2001 Masada 
2001 Old City of Acre
2003 The White City of Tel-Aviv - the Modern Movement 

ITALY:
1979 Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
1980 Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci
1982 Historic Centre of Florence
1987 Venice and its Lagoon
1987 Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
1990 Historic Centre of San Gimignano
1993 I Sassi di Matera
1994 City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto
1995 Historic Centre of Siena
1995 Historic Centre of Naples
1995 Crespi d'Adda
1995 Ferrara, City of the Renaissance and its Po Delta
1996 Castel del Monte
1996 The trulli of Alberobello
1996 Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna
1996 Historic Centre of the City of Pienza
1997 18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli and the San Leucio Complex 
1997 Residences of the Royal House of Savoy 
1997 Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua 
1997 Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto) 
1997 Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena
1997 Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum, and Torre Annunziata 
1997 Costiera Amalfitana 
1997 Archaeological Area of Agrigento 
1997 Villa Romana del Casale
1997 Su Nuraxi di Barumini
1998 Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the Archeological sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula
1998 Historic Centre of Urbino
1998 Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia
1999 Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
2000 Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)
2000 Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites
2000 City of Verona
2001 Villa d'Este, Tivoli
2002 Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-eastern Sicily) 
2003 Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy

ITALY/HOLY SEE:
1980, 1990 Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights, and San Paolo Fuori le Mura

JAPAN:

1993 Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area
1993 Himeji-jo
1993 Yakushima
1993 Shirakami-Sanchi
1994 Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)
1995 Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
1996 Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
1996 Itsukushima Shinto Shrine
1998 Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
1999 Shrines and Temples of Nikko
2000 Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu

JERUSALEM
1981 Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls (site proposed by Jordan)

JORDAN:
1985 Petra
1985 Quseir Amra


KAZAKHSTAN:
2003 The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi 


KENYA:
1997 Mount Kenya National Park / Natural Forest
1997, 2001 Lake Turkana National Parks
2001 Lamu Old Town

LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC:

1995 Town of Luang Prabang
2001 Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape

LATVIA:
1997 Historic Centre of Riga

LEBANON:
1984 Anjar
1984 Baalbek
1984 Byblos
1984 Tyre
1998 Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab)

LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA:
1982 Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna
1982 Archaeological Site of Sabratha
1982 Archaeological Site of Cyrene
1985 Rock-art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
1988 Old Town of Ghadames

LITHUANIA:
1994 Vilnius Historic Centre

LITHUANIA / RUSSIAN FEDERATION:
2000 Curonian Spit

LUXEMBOURG:
1994 City of Luxemburg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications

MADAGASCAR:

1990 Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve
2001 The Royal Hill of Ambohimanga

MALAWI:
1984 Lake Malawi National Park

MALAYSIA:
2000 Gunung Mulu National Park
2000 Kinabalu Park

MALI:
1988 Old Towns of Djenné
1988 Timbuktu
1989 Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)

MALTA:
1980 Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
1980 City of Valetta
1980 Megalithic Temples of Malta

MAURITANIA:
1989 Banc d'Arguin National Park
1996 Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata

MEXICO:
1987 Sian Ka'an 
1987 Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque
1987 Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco
1987 Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan
1987 Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Alban
1987 Historic Centre of Puebla
1988 Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines
1988 Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza
1991 Historic Centre of Morelia
1992 El Tajin, Pre-Hispanic City
1993 Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
1993 Historic Centre of Zacatecas
1993 Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco
1994 Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl
1996 Prehispanic Town of Uxmal
1996 Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro
1997 Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara
1998 Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan
1998 Archeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes
1999 Historic Fortified Town of Campeche
1999 Archaeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco
2002 Ancient Maya City of Calakmul, Campeche 
2003 Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro


MONGOLIA and RUSSIAN FEDERATION
2003 Uvs Nuur Basin

MOROCCO:
1981 Medina of Fez
1985 Medina of Marrakesh
1987 Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
1996 Historic City of Meknes
1997 Archaeological Site of Volubilis
1997 Medina of Tétouan (formerly known as Titawin)
2001 Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)

MOZAMBIQUE:
1991 Island of Mozambique

NEPAL:

1979 Sagarmatha National Park
1979 Kathmandu Valley
1984 Royal Chitwan National Park
1997 Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha 

NETHERLANDS:
1995 Schokland and Surroundings
1996 Defense Line of Amsterdam
1997 Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout
1997 Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City, and Harbour, Netherlands Antilles
1998 Ir.D.F. Woudagemaal (D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station)
1999 Droogmakerij de Beemster (Beemster Polder)
2000 Rietveld Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schröder House)

NEW ZEALAND:
1990 Tongariro National Park
1990 Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand*
1998 New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands
 
 
* Westland/Mount Cook National Park and Fiordland National Park, previously inscribed on the World Heritage List, are part of this site.

NICARAGUA:
2000 Ruins of León Viejo

NIGER:
1991 Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
1996 W National Park of Niger

NIGERIA:
1999 Sukur Cultural Landscape

NORWAY:
1979 Urnes Stave Church
1979 Bryggen
1980 Røros
1985 Rock Drawings of Alta

OMAN:

1987 Bahla Fort
1988 Archaeological sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn
1994 Arabian Oryx Sanctuary
2000 The Frankincense Trail

PAKISTAN:

1980 Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro
1980 Taxila
1980 Buddhist Ruins at Takht-i-Bahi and Neighboring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol
1981 Historic Monuments of Thatta
1981 Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
1997 Rohtas Fort

PANAMA:
1980 Fortifications on the Caribbean side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo
1981 Darien National Park 
1997, 2003  Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and the Historic District of Panamá

 See also Costa Rica and Panama
 


PARAGUAY:
1993 Jesuit Missions of La Santisima Trinidad de Parana and Jesus de Tavarangue

PERU:
1983 City of Cuzco
1983 Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
1985 Chavin (Archaeological site)
1985 Huascaran National Park 
1986 Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
1987 Manu National Park 
1988 Historic Centre of Lima
1990 Rio Abiseo National Park
1994 Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana
2000 Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa

PHILIPPINES:
1993 Tubbataha Reef Marine Park
1993 Baroque Churches of the Philippines
1995 Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
1999 Historic Town of Vigan
1999 Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park

POLAND:
1978 Cracow's Historic Centre
1978 Wieliczka Salt Mine
1979 Auschwitz Concentration Camp
1980 Historic Centre of Warsaw
1992 Old City of Zamosc
1997 Medieval Town of Torun
1997 Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork
1999 Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: the Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park
2001 Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica
2003 Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland

 See also Belarus and Poland
 
 


PORTUGAL:
1983 Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores
1983 Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belem in Lisbon
1983 Monastery of Batalha
1983 Convent of Christ in Tomar
1988 Historic Centre of Evora
1989 Monastery of Alcobaça
1995 Cultural Landscape of Sintra
1996 Historic Centre of Oporto
1998 Prehistoric Rock-Art Sites in the Côa Valley
1999 Laurisilva of Madeira
2001 Alto Douro Wine Region
2001 Historic Centre of Guimarães

REPUBLIC OF KOREA:

1995 Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple 
1995 Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon, the Depositories for the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks 
1995 Jongmyo Shrine
1997 Changdeokgung Palace Complex 
1997 Hwaseong Fortress 
2000 Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites 
2000 Gyeongju Historic Areas 

ROMANIA:
1991 Danube Delta 
1993 Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania 
1993 Monastery of Horezu
1993 Churches of Moldavia
1999 Historic Centre of Sighisoara
1999 Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains
1999 Wooden Churches of Maramures

RUSSIAN FEDERATION:
1990 Historic Centre of St. Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments
1990 Kizhi Pogost
1990 Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow
1992 Historic Monuments of Novgorod and Surroundings
1992 Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands
1992 White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
1993 Architectural Ensemble of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad
1994 Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye
1995 Virgin Komi Forests
1996 Lake Baikal
1996, 2001 Volcanoes of Kamchatka
1998 Golden Mountains of Altai
1999 Western Caucasus
2000 Ensemble of the Ferapontov Monastery
2000 Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin
2001 Central Sikhote-Alin
2003 Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent 

 See also Lithuania and Russian Federation, Mongolia and Russian Federation
 
 


SAINT CHRISTOPHER & NEVIS:

1999 Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park

SENEGAL:

1978 Island of Gorée
1981 Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
1981 Niokolo-Koba National Park 
2000 Island of Saint-Louis

SEYCHELLES:
1982 Aldabra Atoll
1983 Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

SLOVAKIA:
1993 Vlkolinec
1993 Banska Stiavnica
1993 Spissky Hrad and its Associated Cultural Monuments
2000 Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve

 See also Hungary and Slovakia
 
 


SLOVENIA:
1988 Skocjan Caves

SOLOMON ISLANDS:
1998 East Rennell

SOUTH AFRICA:
1999 Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park
1999 Robben Island
1999 Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, and Environs
2000 uKhahlamba / Drakensberg Park
2003 Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape 

SPAIN:
1984 Historic Centre of Cordoba
1984 Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzin, Granada
1984 Burgos Cathedral
1984 Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid
1984 Parque Güell, Palacio Güell and Casa Mila in Barcelona
1985 Altamira Cave
1985 Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct
1985 Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias
1985 Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
1985 Old Town of Avila, with its Extra-Muros churches
1986, 2001 Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
1986 Historic City of Toledo
1986 Garajonay National Park
1986 Old Town of Caceres
1987 Cathedral, Alcazar and Archivo de Indias in Seville
1988 Old City of Salamanca
1991 Poblet Monastery
1993 Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida
1993 Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe
1993 Route of Santiago de Compostela
1994 Doñana National Park
1996 Historic Walled Town of Cuenca
1996 La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia
1997 Las Médulas 
1997 The Palau de la Música Catalana and the Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
1997 San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries
1998 University and Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares
1998 Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula
1999 Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture
1999 San Cristóbal de La Laguna
2000 Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco
2000 Palmeral of Elche
2000 Roman Walls of Lugo
2000 Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí
2000 Archaeological Site of Atapuerca
2001 Aranjuez Cultural Landscape
2003 Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza 

 See also France and Spain
 
 


SRI LANKA:
1982 Sacred City of Anuradhapura
1982 Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
1982 Ancient City of Sigiriya
1988 Sinharaja Forest Reserve 
1988 Sacred City of Kandy
1988 Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
1991 Golden Temple of Dambulla

SUDAN:
2003 Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region

SURINAME:
2000 Central Suriname Nature Reserve
2002 Historic Inner City of Paramaribo 

SWEDEN:
 
1991 Royal Domain of Drottningholm
1993 Birka and Hovgården
1993 Engelsberg Ironworks
1994 Rock Carvings in Tanum
1994 Skogskyrkogården
1995 Hanseatic Town of Visby
1996 Church Village of Gammelstad, Luleå
1996 Laponian Area
1998 Naval Port of Karlskrona
2000 High Coast
2000 Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland
2001 Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun

SWITZERLAND:
1983 Convent of St. Gall
1983 Benedictine Convent of St. John at Müstair
1983 Old City of Berne
2000 Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-town of Bellinzone
2001 Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn
2003 Monte San Giorgio

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC:
1979 Ancient City of Damascus
1980 Ancient City of Bosra
1980 Site of Palmyra
1986 Ancient City of Aleppo

THAILAND:

1991 Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns
1991 Historic City of Ayutthaya and Associated Historic Towns
1991 Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries
1992 Ban Chiang Archaeological Site

TUNISIA:
1979 Amphitheater of El Jem
1979 Site of Carthage
1979 Medina of Tunis
1980 Ichkeul National Park 
1985 Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis
1988 Medina of Sousse
1988 Kairouan
1997 Dougga/Thugga

TURKEY:
1985 Historic Areas of Istanbul
1985 Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia
1985 Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi
1986 Hattusha
1987 Nemrut Dag
1988 Xanthos-Letoon
1988 Hierapolis-Pamukkale
1994 City of Safranbolu
1998 Archaeological Site of Troy

TURKMENISTAN:

1999 State Historical and Cultural Park "Ancient Merv"

UGANDA:

1994 Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
1994 Rwenzori Mountains National Park
2001 Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi

UKRAINE:
1990 Kiev: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
1998 L'viv - the Ensemble of the Historic Centre

UNITED KINGDOM:
1986 Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
1986 Durham Castle and Cathedral
1986 Ironbridge Gorge
1986 Studley Royal Park, including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey
1986 Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
1986 Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd
1986 St. Kilda 
1987 Blenheim Palace
1987 City of Bath
1987 Hadrian's Wall
1987 Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey, and Saint Margaret's Church
1988 Henderson Island
1988 Tower of London
1988 Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine's Abbey and St. Martin's Church
1995 Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
1995 Gough Island Wildlife Reserve
1997 Maritime Greenwich
1999 Heart of Neolithic Orkney
2000 Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda
2000 Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
2001 Dorset and East Devon Coast
2001 Derwent Valley Mills
2001 New Lanark
2001 Saltaire
2003 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA:
1979 Ngorongoro Conservation Area 
1981 Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
1981 Serengeti National Park 
1982 Selous Game Reserve
1987 Kilimanjaro National Park
2000 Stone Town of Zanzibar

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
1978 Mesa Verde
1978 Yellowstone
1979 Grand Canyon National Park
1979 Everglades National Park 
1979 Independence Hall
1980 Redwood National Park 
1981 Mammoth Cave National Park 
1981 Olympic National Park 
1982 Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
1983 Great Smoky Mountains National Park
1983 La Fortaleza and San Juan Historic Site in Puerto Rico
1984 Statue of Liberty
1984 Yosemite National Park
1987 Monticello and University of Virginia in Charlottesville
1987 Chaco Culture National Historic Park
1987 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 
1992 Pueblo de Taos
1995 Carlsbad Caverns National Park

 See also Canada and United States of America
 
 


URUGUAY:
1995 Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento

UZBEKISTAN:
1990 Itchan Kala
1993 Historic Centre of Bukhara
2000 Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz
2001 Samarkand - Crossroads of Cultures

VENEZUELA:

1993 Coro and its Port
1994 Canaima National Park
2000 Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas

VIET NAM:
1993 Complex of Hué Monuments
1994, 2000 Ha Long Bay
1999 Hoi An Ancient Town
1999 My Son Sanctuary
2003 Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park

YEMEN:

1982 Old Walled City of Shibam
1986 Old City of Sana'a
1993 Historic Town of Zabid

YUGOSLAVIA:
1979 Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor
1979 Stari Ras and Sopocani
1980 Durmitor National Park 
1986 Studenica Monastery 

ZAMBIA/ ZIMBABWE:

1989 Mosi-oa-Tunya/Victoria Falls

ZIMBABWE:
1984 Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas
1986 Great Zimbabwe National Monument
1986 Khami Ruins National Monument
2003 Matobo Hills


 

The World Heritage List was established under terms of The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage adopted in November 1972 at the 17th General Conference of UNESCO.

 The Convention states that a World Heritage Committee "will establish, keep up-to-date and publish" a World Heritage List of cultural and natural properties, submitted by the States Parties and considered to be of outstanding universal value.

 One of the main responsibilities of this Committee is to provide technical co-operation under the World Heritage Fund for the safeguarding of World Heritage properties to States Parties whose resources are insufficient.

 States Parties can request international assistance under the Fund for the preparation of tentative lists and nomination forms, expert missions, training of specialized staff, and supply of equipment when appropriate; they can also apply for long-term loans and, in special cases, non-repayable grants. Requests must concern work necessary for the preservation of cultural or natural sites included in the World Heritage List or assistance to national or regional training centres.

 Emergency assistance is also available under the Fund in the case of properties severely damaged by specific natural or man-made disasters or threatened with imminent destruction.

 As of December 2001, 167 States Parties had ratified the Convention, the United States being the first to do so. As of December 2001, the number of sites on the World Heritage List stood at 721. The Committee named 12 sites in 1978, 45 in 1979, 28 in 1980, 26 in 1981, 24 in 1982, 29 in 1983, 23 in 1984, 30 in 1985, 31 in 1986, 41 in 1987, 27 in 1988, 7 in 1989, 17 in 1990, 22 in 1991, 20 in 1992, 33 in 1993, 29 in 1994, 29 in 1995, 37 in 1996, 46 in 1997, 30 in 1998, 48 in 1999, 61 in 2000, and 31 in 2001.

 * The sum of the numbers of sites inscribed each year is greater than the total number of inscribed sites due to the merging of adjacent sites by subsequent action of States Parties and the World Heritage Committee.

 Inquiries should be sent to : 

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 Update: 16 December 2001

 

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