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These are thirty sites which the UNESCO World Heritage Committee has decided to include on a list of World Heritage Sites in danger; this list also shows the year in which the World Heritage committee added the site to this list. UNESCO logo UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State...



The Buddhas of Bamyan (Pashto: د بودا بتان په باميانو کې De Buda butan pe bamiyano ke, Farsi: تندیس‌های بودا در باميان tandis-ha-ye buda dar bamiyaan) were two monumental statues of standing Buddhas carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley of central Afghanistan, situated 230 km (143 miles) northwest of Kabul at an altitude... The Taliban (Pashto: ) is a Sunni Muslim group[2] that ruled most of Afghanistan from 1995 until 2001, when their spiritual leader Mohammad Omar was removed from power by NATO forces with the help of several anti-Taliban Afghan groups including the Northern Alliance. ... The Minaret of Jam is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in western Afghanistan. ...


Coordinates: , Country Government  - Mayor Hajibala Abutalybov Area  - City 260 km²  (100. ...

Central African Republic

  • Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park (1997)

Manovo-Gounda St. ...


Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works are two former saltpeter refineries located in northern Chile. ...

Côte d'Ivoire

Comoé National Park is a national park in Côte dIvoire as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since its inscription in 1983. ... Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve is a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site in both Guinea and Côte dIvoire. ...

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Garamba National Park, located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa, was established in 1938. ... Kahuzi-Biéga National Park is in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, 50 km west of the town of Bukavu in the Kivu Region, near to the western side of Lake Kivu and the Rwandan border. ... The Okapi Wildlife Reserve is a World Heritage Site in the Ituri Forest in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, near the borders with Sudan and Uganda. ... Salonga National Park is a national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ... The Virunga National Park lies in the Virunga Mountains of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, bordering Volcans National Park in Rwanda and Rwenzori National Park in Uganda. ...


This article is about the islands. ...


Abu Mena (also Abu Mina) was a town, monastery complex and Christian pilgrimage center in Late Antique Egypt, about 45 km southwest of Alexandria. ...


Semien Mountains National Park is one of the National Parks of Ethiopia. ...


View over the river meadows and Dresden The Dresden Elbe Valley is a World Heritage Site in Dresden, Germany. ...


Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve is a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site in both Guinea and Côte dIvoire. ...


Manas National Park, a Project Tiger reserve, lies among the foothills of the Bhutan Himalayas, in the far eastern state of Assam, India. ...


  • Bam and its Cultural Landscape (2004)

Bam in 2002. ...


Assur (Assyrian: ܐܫܘܪ) also spelled Ashur, from Assyrian Aššur, was the capital of ancient Assyria. ... Map showing Samarra near Baghdad Sāmarrā (سامراء) is a town in Iraq ( ). It stands on the east bank of the Tigris in the Salah ad Din Governorate, 125 km north of Baghdad and, in 2002, had an estimated population of 201,700. ...


The Old City of Jerusalem is an approximately one square kilometer area of the modern day Israeli city of Jerusalem. ... Jerusalems Old City Walls encompass an area of barely 1 km². They were built in the 16th century (1535-1538) by the Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Turks after they had been razed in 1219 by al-Muazzim. ...


  • Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves (1992)

The Aïr Mountains (also known as the Air Massif or Azbine) is a triangular massif, located in northern Niger, within the Sahara desert. ... Map of the Ténéré The Ténéré is a desert region in the south central Sahara. ...


Alamgiri Gate - Main Entrance to Lahore Fort, with Hazuri Bagh Pavilion in foreground The Lahore Fort, locally referred to as Shahi Qila (شاہى قلعه) is the citadel of the city of Lahore, in modern day Pakistan. ... The Shalimar Gardens, sometimes written Shalamar Gardens, were built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in Lahore, Pakistan. ...   (Urdu: لاہور, Punjabi: لہور, pronounced ) is the capital of the province of Punjab and is the second largest city in Pakistan after Karachi. ...


Overview of ruins of the Tschudi Complex, Chan Chan The largest Pre-Columbian city in South America, Chan Chan is an archaeological site located in the Peruvian region of La Libertad, just north of Trujillo. ...


Panoramic view of the Banaue Rice Terraces The Banaue Rice Terraces are 2000-year old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the Batad indigenous people. ... Banaue is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ifugao, Philippines. ... Ifugao is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) of the Philippines consists of the provinces of Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province and Apayao. ...


  • Niokolo-Koba National Park (2007)

The Niokolo-Koba National Park lies in south eastern Senegal against the Guinean border. ...


Not to be confused with Republika Srpska. ... Medieval Monuments in Kosovo is a Serbian World Heritage Site consisting of four religious edifices which represent the fusion of the eastern Orthodox Byzantine and the western Romanesque ecclesiastical architecture to form the so-called Palaiologian Renaissance style. ... Christ Carrying the Cross. ... The Patriarchate of Peć is a Serbian Orthodox monastery located near Peć, Kosovo, a Serbian province under UN administration. ... Gračanica (Serbian: Грачаница) is a Serbian Orthodox monastery located near the village of Gračanica in municipality of Lipljan in Kosovo. ... Our Lady of Ljeviš (Serbian Bogorodica Ljeviška/Богородица Љевишка) was a 12th century Serb Eastern Orthodox cathedral in the town of Prizren, Kosovo, Serbia and Montenegro. ...


Kilwa Kisiwani is an Islamic community on an island off the coast of East Africa, in present day Tanzania. ...


  • Coro and its Port (2005)

The city of Santa Ana de Coro was founded in 1527 by Spanish colonists. ...


  • Historic Town of Zabid (2000)

Zabid, (also spelled Zebid), is a town in western Yemen. ...

Previously listed sites

Sites previously listed as being in danger, but later removed from the list after improvements in management and conservation. Parenthesis indicate year listed and year delisted.

This article is about the city of Kotor. ... Anthem Oj, svijetla majska zoro Oh, Bright Dawn of May Montenegro() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Podgorica Official languages Serbian (Ijekavian dialect)1 Demonym Montenegrin Government Republic  -  President Filip Vujanović  -  Prime Minister Željko Å turanović Independence due to the dissolution of Serbia and Montenegro   -  Declared June 3, 2006... The Oiseaux du Djoudj National Park lies on the north bank of the River Senegal in Senegal, north east of St-Louis. ... View of the Ngorongoro Crater The Ngorongoro Conservation Area or NCA is a conservation area situated 180 km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. ... Dance of the Fon chiefs 1908 Young girl with wooden statue of mystic chair (1908) Abomey is a town in Benin, formerly the capital of the ancient kingdom of Dahomey. ... Bahla Fort is one of four historic fortresses situated at the foot of 3018-meter-high Djebel Akhdar in Oman. ... The Wieliczka Salt Mine, in the town of Wieliczka, in Polands Kraków metropolitan area, had until 2007 been in continuous operation, producing table salt, since the 13th century. ... Timbuktu (Archaic English: Timbuctoo; Koyra Chiini: Tumbutu; French: Tombouctou) is a city in Tombouctou Region, Mali. ... Nickname: 1995 map of Dubrovnik The location of Dubrovnik within Croatia Coordinates: , Country County Government  - Mayor Dubravka Å uica (HDZ) Area  - City 143. ... Plitvice lakes The Plitvice Lakes ([plitvi], Croatian: Plitvička Jezera) are a national park in Croatia, situated at , in the Plitvice Lakes municipality, near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Srebarna Nature Reserve is situated near the village of Srebarna, 18 km west of Silistra and 2 km south of the Danube. ... Map of the Angkor region in Cambodia. ... Sangay National Park is a national park located in the Morona Santiago, Chimborazo and Tungurahua provinces of Ecuador. ... Everglades National Park preserves the southern portion of the Everglades (all south of Tamiami Trail), but represents only 20 % of the original wetland area. ... “Yellowstone” redirects here. ... Ichkeul Lake is a lake in northern Tunisia near the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. ... The Río Platano Biosphere Reserve is located on the Río Plátano in the La Mosquita region of Honduras. ... Remains of a theatre and part of the agora (Photo by Marc Morell) Remains of the 6th-century baptistery Butrint (Albanian: Butrint or Butrinti) is a city and an archeological site in Albania, close to the Greek border. ... Iguaçu National Park is a national park in Brazil. ... Ruwenzori Mountains National Park is a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Ruwenzori Mountains of Uganda. ... Hampi (Kannada: ಹಂಪೆ, Hampe in Kannada) is a village in northern Karnataka, on the banks of the Tungabhadra River in India. ... The Oiseaux du Djoudj National Park lies on the north bank of the River Senegal in Senegal, north east of St-Louis. ... Tipasa (Arabic: ولاية تيبازة ) Tibaza, older Tefessedt, Chenoua Bazar): A town on the coast of Algeria, capital of the wilaya of the same name, 30 mi (50 km) W. of the capital. ... A typical Nepalese house in the valley, made from cow dung and clay The Kathmandu valley, located in the Kingdom of Nepal, lies at the crossroads of ancient civilizations of Asia, and has at least 130 important monuments, including several places of pilgrimage for the Hindus as well as the... The Cologne Cathedral (German: , officially ) is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne, under the administration of the Roman Catholic Church and is renowned as a monument of Christianity, of Gothic architecture and of the faith and perseverance of the people of the city in which it stands. ...

External links

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Official site
  • UNESCO World Heritage Centre - World Heritage in Danger List - Official site
  • UNESCO Heritage Centre - World Heritage List - Official site
  • VRheritage.org - documentation of World Heritage Sites
  • Worldheritage-Forum - Weblog and Information on World Heritage Issues

  Results from FactBites:
List of World Heritage Sites in Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2018 words)
This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe.
Sites marked with an asterisk (*) are also included on the List of World Heritage Sites in danger.
List of World Heritage Sites in Asia and Australasia
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