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World Heritage Sites

Apr 18, 2011

The World Heritage List includes 911 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which has outstanding universal values.
These include 704 cultural , 180 natural  and 27 mixed  properties in 151 States Parties. As of June 2010, 187 States Parties have ratified the World Heritage Convention.

India has 28 sites on Unesco’s World heritage list. Some more have been recommended by the country and are in  the Tentative List.
The International Day for Monuments and Sites (World heritage Day)
Cultural
Natural

Properties submitted on the Tentative List
 Cultural sites
Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Canada
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Holy See
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Moldova, Republic of
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
 Natural sites
Belarus
Bulgaria
Canada
Croatia
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
 Mixed sites
France
Greece
Spain
Sweden
the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Turkey
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
Notes
  1. The “Belfries of Flanders and Wallonia” which were previously inscribed on the World Heritage List, are part of the transnational property “The Belfries of Belgium and France”.
  2. The “Belfries of Flanders and Wallonia” which were previously inscribed on the World Heritage List, are part of the transnational property “The Belfries of Belgium and France”.
  3. The "Chateau and Estate of Chambord", which was previously inscribed on the World Heritage List, is part of the "Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes".
  4. The “Hadrian’s Wall” which was previously inscribed on the World Heritage List, is part of the transnational property “Frontiers of the Roman Empire”.
  5. At the time the property was extended, cultural criterion (iv) was also found applicable.
  6. At the time the property was extended, cultural criterion (iv) was also found applicable.
  7. At the time the property was extended, criteria (iii) and (v) were also found applicable.
  8. The Committee decided to extend the existing cultural property, the "Temple of Ggantija", to include the five prehistoric temples situated on the islands of Malta and Gozo and to rename the property as "The Megalithic Temples of Malta".
  9. (extension de « Sites d'art rupestre préhistorique de la vallée de Côa », Portugal)
  10. Extension of "Biertan and its Fortified Church".
  11. Extension of the "Alhambra and the Generalife, Granada", to include the Albayzin quarter.
  12. Extension of the "Mosque of Cordoba".
  13. The property “Parque Güell, Palacio Güell and Casa Mila in Barcelona”, previously inscribed on the World Heritage List, is part of the “Works of Antoni Gaudí”.
  14. Extension of the "Churches of the Kingdom of the Asturias", to include monuments in the city of Oviedo.
  15. Extension of the "Mudejar Architecture of Teruel".
  16. (extension de « Sites d'art rupestre préhistorique de la vallée de Côa », Portugal)
  17. The “Hadrian’s Wall” which was previously inscribed on the World Heritage List, is part of the transnational property “Frontiers of the Roman Empire”.
  18. Extension of the "Glacier Bay/Wrangell/St Elias/Kluane" property.
  19. The "Burgess Shale" property, which was previously inscribed on the World Heritage List, is part of the "Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks".
  20. At the time the property was extended, natural criterion (iv) was also found applicable.
  21. Extension of "Gough Island Wildlife Reserve".
  22. Extension of the "Glacier Bay/Wrangell/St Elias/Kluane" property.
  23. In 1979, the Committee decided to inscribe the Ohrid Lake on the World Heritage List under natural criteria (iii). In 1980, this property was extended to include the cultural and historical area, and cultural criteria (i)(iii)(iv) were added.
*: transboundary property
#: As for 19 Natural and Mixed Properties inscribed for geological values before 1994, criteria numbering of this property has changed.
Category of site Cultural site Natural site Mixed site
Site inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger Cultural site Natural site Mixed site