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Originally, a landmark literally meant a geographic feature used by explorers and others to find their way back or through an area. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1128x968, 188 KB) Summary Description: Taj Mahal, Agra Source: Photo taken by User:jankit. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1128x968, 188 KB) Summary Description: Taj Mahal, Agra Source: Photo taken by User:jankit. ... Taj Mahal Location of the Taj Mahal within India The Taj Mahal (Devanagari: ताज महल, Nastaliq: تاج محل) is a mausoleum located in Agra, India. ... The Clock Tower, from Westminster Bridge . ... The Clock Tower, from Westminster Bridge . ... The Clock Tower, often mistakenly known as Big Ben (the nickname of the Great Bell housed within the Clock Tower) The Clock Tower is a turret clock structure at the north-eastern end of the Houses of Parliament building in Westminster, London, United Kingdom, often mistakenly called Big Ben — which... Download high resolution version (500x630, 175 KB)Saint Basils Cathedral, 2004-07. ... Download high resolution version (500x630, 175 KB)Saint Basils Cathedral, 2004-07. ... St. ... Image File history File links Azadi1. ... Image File history File links Azadi1. ... Azadi Tower in Azadi Square Azadi (Freedom) Square. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Landmark can refer to Landmark, a notable geographical feature or building. ... Physical map of the Earth (Medium) (Large 2 MB) Geography is the scientific study of the locational and spatial variation in both physical and human phenomena on Earth. ... In geographic information systems, a feature comprises an item of feature data. ... Exploration is the act of searching or traveling for the purpose of discovery, e. ...


In modern usage, it includes anything that is easily recognizable, such as a monument, building, or other structure. In American English it is the main term used to designate places that might be of interest to tourists due to notable physical features or historical significance. Landmarks in the British English sense are often used for casual navigation, such as giving directions. This is done in American English as well. The Taj Mahal, commissioned by the Muslim Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, as a mausoleum for his wife, Arjumand Banu Begum. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see American English (disambiguation). ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... British English (BrE, BE, en-GB) is the broad term used to distinguish the forms of the English language used in the United Kingdom from forms used elsewhere in the Anglophone world. ... Table of geography, hydrography, and navigation, from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ... The term direction can be applied to various topics. ... For other uses, see American English (disambiguation). ...


A variant is a seamark or daymark, a structure usually built intentionally to aid sailors navigating featureless coasts. An example is the tower at Walton-on-the-Naze. For the group sometimes known as Landmark, see Landmark Education Originally, a landmark literally meant a geographic feature, used by explorers and others to find their way back through an area on a return trip. ... The Naze Tower Daymark Daymark on St Martins A daymark is a structure such as a tower constructed on land as an aid to navigation by sailors. ... Statistics Population: 12,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TM251216 Administration District: Tendring Shire county: Essex Region: East of England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Essex Historic county: Essex Services Police force: {{{Police}}} Ambulance service: East of England Post office and telephone Post town: Postal...


List of world wide landmarks

Landmarks also may be split into two distinct categories: naturally occurring (e.g., physical features such as waterfalls and mountains), and structures constructed by humans.


A list of several easily recognizable landmark buildings across the world today includes:


The Parthenon seen from the hill of the Pnyx to the west The Parthenon (Greek: Παρθενώνας) is the best-known surviving building of Ancient Greece and is regarded as one of the worlds great cultural monuments. ... Athens (Ancient Greek: αἱ Ἀθῆναι (plural), evolving into the modern Αθήναι in Greek until recently, and Αθήνα nowadays (IPA ); is both the largest and the capital city of Greece, located in the Attica periphery. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Persepolis aerial view. ... // Introduction Fars is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... The Great Pyramid of Giza, (sometimes spelled Gizeh) is the oldest and last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the World and the most famous pyramid in the world. ... For other uses, see Cairo (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... The Eiffel Tower (French: , ) is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine in Paris, France. ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Sydney Opera House is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Taj Mahal Location of the Taj Mahal within India The Taj Mahal (Devanagari: ताज महल, Nastaliq: تاج محل) is a mausoleum located in Agra, India. ... Taj Mahal Agra is an ancient city on the Yamuna River in India, within the state of Uttar Pradesh. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... For other uses, see Red Square (disambiguation). ... St. ... Saint Basils Cathedral Moscow (Russian/Cyrillic: Москва́, pronounciation: Moskva), capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva, and encompassing 878. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... The Colosseum in Rome, Italy: an exterior view of the best-preserved section. ... The Roman Colosseum Rome (Italian and Latin Roma) is the capital city of Italy, and of its Lazio region. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Motto: None Nickname: ? Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Administrator Chief Minister Const. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Clock Tower, often mistakenly known as Big Ben (the nickname of the Great Bell housed within the Clock Tower) The Clock Tower is a turret clock structure at the north-eastern end of the Houses of Parliament building in Westminster, London, United Kingdom, often mistakenly called Big Ben — which... London — containing the City of London — is the capital of the United Kingdom and of England and a major world city. With over seven million inhabitants (Londoners) in Greater London area, it is amongst the most densely populated areas in Western Europe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: Cristo Redentor), is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ... Ipanema beach A NASA satellite image of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro (meaning River of January in Portuguese) is the name of both a state and a city in southeastern Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the major landmarks of Sydney, Australia, connecting the Sydney central business district (CBD) with the North Shore commercial and residential areas, both of which are located on Sydney Harbour. ... This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening into the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. ... This article is about the city in California. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Great Wall in the winter The Great Wall of China (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: , pinyin: Wànlǐ Chángchéng; literally The long wall of 10,000 Li (里)¹) is a Chinese fortification built from the 3rd century BC until the beginning of the 17th century, in order to protect... Beijing (Chinese: 北京; pinyin: BÄ›ijÄ«ng; IPA: ;  ), a metropolis in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre New Wing Harbour view of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre New Wing The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (香港會議展覽中心; often abbreviated as HKCEC or 會展) is a convention and exhibition venue in Wan Chai North, Hong Kong Island, the business hub of Hong... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... Tokyo Tower ) is a tower in Shiba Park, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan ( ). It is 332. ...   , literally Eastern capital) is a unique subnational administrative region of Japan with characteristics of both a prefecture and a city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Western side of Wat Phra Kaew, viewed from within the grounds of the Grand Palace The Wat Phra Kaew (English Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Thai: ; full official name Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram, Thai: ) is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. ... A BTS skytrain passing the Sathon area of Bangkok. ... 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National Historic Landmark - definition of National Historic Landmark in Encyclopedia (546 words)
National Historic Landmarks (NHL) are buildings, districts, sites, structures, and objects (almost always) within the United States or its insular areas and designated by the United States Secretary of the Interior because they are
Working with citizens throughout the nation, the National Historic Landmarks Program draws upon the expertise of National Park Service staff who work to nominate new landmarks and provide assistance to existing landmarks.
Following is a partial list of landmarks, with the total number of landmarks for that state or jurisdiction as of December 2004:
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