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Encyclopedia > List of World Heritage Sites in the Americas

This is a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. 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... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... West Indian redirects here. ...

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Argentina

Canyon at the Pinturas River, view from the caves Cueva de las Manos (Spanish for Cave of the Hands) is a cave located in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina, 163 km south from the town of Perito Moreno, within the borders of the Francisco P. Moreno National Park, which... The Pinturas River is a river in Patagonia Argentina, running through the Pinturas River Canyon, near the Cueva de las Manos archeological site. ... Aerial view of a section of the waterfalls The Iguazú National Park is a national park of Argentina, located in the Iguazú Deparment,a in the north of the province of Misiones, Argentine Mesopotamia. ... Devils throat from the Brazilian side. ... Ischigualasto is a geological formation and a natural park associated to it in the province of San Juan, north-western Argentina, near the border with Chile. ... Talampaya National Park is a national park located in the east/centre of La Rioja Province, Argentina. ... The Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba (Spanish:Manzana Jesuítica y Estancias de Córdoba) are a former Jesuit reduction built by missionaries in Córdoba, Argentina, named a World Heritage Site in 2000. ... Córdoba is a province of Argentina, located in the center of the country. ... Los Glaciares (Spanish for the glaciers) is a national park in the Santa Cruz, in the Argentine Patagonia. ... Peninsula Valdés, photo taken during shuttle mission STS-68 Peninsula Valdés is a peninsula along the Atlantic coast in Chubut Province, Argentina. ... View of the Quebrada de Humahuaca form the Ruta Provincial 52, that climbs up to 4200 a. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Remains of the entrance to the church. ... Reducción de Nuestra Señora de Santa Ana (Reduction of Our Lady of Saint Ana) was one of the many missions or reductions founded in the 17th century by the Jesuits in the Americas during the Spanish colonial period. ... Reducción de Nuestra Señora de Loreto (Reduction of Our Lady of Loreto) was one of the many missions or reductions founded in the 17th century by the Jesuits in the Americas during the Spanish colonial period. ... Location of the most important reductions, with present political divisions. ... Façade of São Miguel das Missões Interior view of the ruins of São Miguel das Missões Movie still from The Mission - the set recreates what São Miguel das Missões may have looked like in the 18th century São Miguel das Missões...

Belize

The coastal area of Belize is an outstanding natural system consisting of the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere, offshore atolls, several hundred sand cays, mangrove forests, coastal lagoons and estuaries. ...

Bermuda

  • Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda

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Bolivia

Potosí is a city, the capital of the department of Potosí in Bolivia. ... El Fuerte de Samaipata, also known simply as El Fuerte, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia. ... Sucre, the constitutional capital of Bolivia Sucre (population 247,300 in 2006) is the constitutional capital of Bolivia, seat of the Supreme Court (Corte Suprema de Justicia), and capital of the Chuquisaca department. ... Chuiquitos is a region of rain savannas in the eastern Bolivia. ... Noel Kempff Mercado National Park is a national park in the north-eastern portion of the Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia, on the border with Brazil. ... Area of the Middle Horizon The Gate of the Sun Tiwanaku (Spanish spellings: Tiahuanaco and Tiahuanacu) is an important Pre-Columbian archaeological site in Bolivia. ... Middle Horizon Tiwanaku (old spelling: Tiahuanaco) is an important Pre-Columbian archeological site in Bolivia. ...

Brazil

Nickname: Location of Brasília Coordinates: Region Central-West State Distrito Federal Founded 21 April 1960 Government  - Administrator Ricardo Hernane Pires Area  - City 5,802 km²  (2,240. ... Aerial view of the island from the north east Image:Orthographic projection centred over Fernando de Noronha Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, around 220 miles (354 km) offshore from the Brazilian coast. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... The Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park (Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros) is located in the State of Goiás, 250 km from Brasília and 500 Km from Goiânia. ... The Emas National Park (Parque Nacional das Emas) is located in Goiás state in the center-west of Brazil, between 17º50’—18º15’ S and 52º39’—53º10’W. External Links Satellite photo (Google) See also List of national parks of Brazil Categories: | ... São Luís is the capital of the state of Maranhão, Brazil. ... Salvador and Baía de Todos os Santos from space, April 1997 Salvador (in full, São Salvador da Baía de Todos os Santos, or in literal translation: Holy Savior of All Saints Bay) is a city on the northeast coast of Brazil and the capital of the northeastern... Diamantina is a Brazilian town in the state of Minas Gerais. ... Goiás (also known as Goiás Velho) is a small city and municipality in the state of Goiás in Brazil. ... Igreja da Sé Ruas de Olinda Olinda (means oh beautiful) is a city in Pernambuco, Brazil, next to Recife and Paulista. ... View of Ouro Preto Vila Rica do Ouro Preto, a city in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, is a former colonial mining town located in the Serra do Espinhaço mountains and has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its outstanding Baroque architecture. ... Iguaçu National Park is a national park in Brazil. ... The quality of this article or section may be compromised by peacock terms. Please see the relevant discussion on the talk page. ... The Pantanal is the world’s largest wetland area, a flat landscape, with gently sloping and meandering rivers. ... Serra da Capivara National Park is a national park in the north east of Brazil. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Façade of São Miguel das Missões Interior view of the ruins of São Miguel das Missões Movie still from The Mission - the set recreates what São Miguel das Missões may have looked like in the 18th century São Miguel das Missões... Flag of Rio Grande do Sul See other Brazilian States Capital Porto Alegre Largest City Porto Alegre Area 282,062 km² Population   - Total   - Density 10. ...

Canada

The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site is located in the Canadian Rockies. ... Badlands terrain at the Dinosaur Provincial Park Dinosaur Provincial Park is a World Heritage Site (since 1979) located about 2 hours drive east of Calgary, Alberta, Canada or 48 kilometres northeast of the community of Brooks. ... Western Brook Pond. ... Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump located where the foothills of the Rocky Mountains begin to rise from the prairie 18 km northwest of Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada on highway 785, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and museum of Native American culture. ... Motto : « Don de Dieu feray valoir Â» (I shall put Gods gift to good use) Site in the province of Quebec Official logo Country  Canada Province Québec Agglomeration Quebec City Statute of the city Capitale-Nationale Administrative Region Capitale-Nationale Constitution date 1833 Geographical code 24 23027 Founder Foundation... Kluane National Park and Reserve is located in the extreme southwestern corner of the Yukon territory in Canada. ... Established in 1980 by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Wrangell-St. ... The area around Glacier Bay in southeastern Alaska was first proclaimed a U.S. National Monument on February 25, 1925. ... Tatshenshini-Alsek Park Tatshenshini-Alsek Park or Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Wilderness Park in British Columbia, Canada (9,580 km2) was established in 1993 after an intensive campaign by Canadian and American conservation organizations to halt mining exploration and development in the area and protect the area for its strong natural... Viking colonisation site at LAnse-aux-Meadows Viking colonisation site at LAnse-aux-Meadows LAnse aux Meadows (from the French LAnse-aux-Méduses (Jellyfish Cove)) is a site on the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, where the remains... Miguasha National Park (French: Parc national Miguasha) is near Carleton on the Gaspé Peninsula of Québec, Canada. ... Nahanni National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories of Canada, approximately 600 km west of Yellowknife, protects a portion of the Mackenzie Mountains Natural Region. ... Lunenburg, Nova Scotia can mean: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (town) Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (municipal district) Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site is a combination of a national park reserve and a heritage site located in British Columbia, Canada. ... The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is the name of the union of the Glacier National Park in the United States and the Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. ... Waterton Lakes National Park is a national park located in the southwest corner of Alberta, Canada, and borders Glacier National Park in Montana, USA. Waterton was Canadas fourth national park, formed in 1895 and named after Waterton Lake. ... There is also a non-adjoining national park in Canada by the same name. ... Wood Buffalo National Park, located in northeastern Alberta and southern Northwest Territories, is the largest national park in Canada at 44,807 km². The park was established in 1922 to protect the worlds largest herd of free roaming Wood Bison, currently estimated at more than 2,000. ...

Chile

The Churches of Chiloé in Chile are a very interesting phenomenon from the Architectural point of view. ... Rapa Nui National Park is located in Easter Island, Chile. ... motto: ( Rapa Nui ) Also called Te Pito O Te Henua (Ombligo del mundo) (Navel of the world) Capital Hanga Roa Area  - City Proper  163. ... Rano Raraku Moai The only kneeled Moai Moai are statues carved from compressed volcanic ash on Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile. ... Port of Valparaíso, Chile Valparaíso is an important Chilean seaport and an increasingly vital cultural center. ... Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works are two former saltpeter refineries located in northern Chile. ... Sewell is a mining camp located in central Chile on the slopes of the Andes Cerro Negro, altitude between 2,000 and 2,250 metres. ...

Colombia

Mompox or Mompós, officially Santa Cruz de Mompox, is a municipality in northern Colombia, in the Bolívar Department, which has preserved it’s colonial character. ... Los Katios National Park is a national park located in northwest Colombia and covers 226 square miles, around 172,800. ... Malpelo Island (Spanish: Isla de Malpelo) is an island located 314 miles off Colombias Pacific coast at 4°08′N 81°30′W. The island consists of a sheer and barren rock with three high peaks. ... For other places of the same name, see Cartagena Bocagrande Cartagena San Pedro Square,Old City Cartagena Cartagena, Colombia, also known as Cartagena de Indias, is a large seaport on the north coast of Colombia. ... Archaeological park in San Agustín features sculptures dating from 1st to 8th centuries AD. San Agustin is a village in the southern Colombian department of Huila, located 227km from Neiva. ...

Costa Rica

The Area de Conservación Guanacaste, is a World Heritage Site in the northwestern part of Costa Rica, which comprises Santa Rosa, Guanacaste, Rincón de la Vieja National Parks and the Junquillal Bay Wildlife Refuge. ... Orthographic projection centred over Cocos Island Cocos Island (Spanish: Isla del Coco) is an island located off the shore of Costa Rica. ... Of course it can get quite misty in a cloud forest Photograph by Dirk van der Made The La Amistad International Park, or in spanish , formerly the La Amistad National Park, is an international peace park in Latin America, management of which is shared between Costa Rica (Caribbean La Amistad...

Cuba

Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt is a national park in the Cuban provinces of Holguín and Guantánamo. ... Desembarco del Granma National Park is a national park in south-eastern Cuba. ... Old Havana (Spanish: ) contains the core of the original city of Havana. ... View over the bay from the fortress The Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca (also known by the less formal title of Castillo del Morro or as San Pedro de la Roca Castle) is a fortress on the coast of the Cuban city of Santiago de Cuba. ... Santiago de Cuba is the capital city of Santiago de Cuba Province in the south-eastern area of the island nation of Cuba, some 540 miles (869 km) east south-east of the Cuban capital of Havana. ... Trinidad, pop. ... Valley de los Ingenios, Valle de los Ingenios or Valley of the Sugar Mills is a series of three interconnected valleys about 12 kilometres (7 miles) outside of Trinidad, Cuba. ... The roof terrace of Palacio de Valle in southern Cienfuegos at night. ... , Viñales Valley is an karstic depression in Cuba. ...

Dominica

Morne Trois Pitons National Park is a World Heritage Site (since 1997) located in Dominica. ...

Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo de Guzmán, population 2,061,200 (Metro) (2003), estimated 2,253,437 (Metro) in 2006, is the capital and the largest city of the Dominican Republic. ...

Ecuador

Nickname: Luz de América Map of Ecuador showing location of Quito Coordinates: Country Ecuador Province Pichincha Canton Quito  - Mayor Paco Moncayo Area approx    - City 290 km²  - Land 290 km²  - Water 0 km² Elevation 2,800 m Population (2005, estimation)  - City 1,865,541 (canton)  - Density ~4,800/km² Time... Orthographic projection centred over the Galápagos. ... Cuenca is the third largest city in Ecuador, capital of the Azuay province. ... Sangay National Park is a national park located in the Morona Santiago, Chimborazo and Tungurahua provinces of Ecuador. ...

El Salvador

  • Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site

Joya de Cerén ( meaning Jewel of Cerén in the Spanish language) is an archaeological site in El Salvador, a pre-Columbian Maya farming village preserved remarkably intact under layers of volcanic ash. ...

Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala (commonly referred to as just Antigua or La Antigua) is a city in the central mountains of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish New World Baroque architecture as well as a number of spectacular ruined churches. ... Quiriguá is an ancient Maya site in the Izabal department of Guatemala. ... Tikal is the largest of the ancient ruined cities of the Maya civilization. ...

Greenland (Denmark)

Location of the Illulissat municipality in Greenland Ilulissat (population 4,533) is the third largest settlement in Greenland and also the seat of the municipality of Ilulissat (Ilulissat Kommuniat) which covers an area of 47,000 km2. ...

Haiti

  • National History Park
  • Citadelle Laferrière,
  • Sans-Souci Palace Ruins
  • Ramiers

View from the roof of the Citadelle Laferrière, looking into the valleys of northern Haiti The Citadelle Laferrière is a large mountaintop fortress located in northern Haiti, approximately 17 miles south of the city of Cap-Haïtien and five miles uphill from the town of Milot. ... The Sans-Souci Palace was the royal residence of King Henri I (better known as Henri Christophe) of Haiti. ...

Honduras

The Maya civilization is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its spectacular art, monumental architecture, and sophisticated mathematical and astronomical systems. ... Location of Copán The Pre-Columbian city now known as Copán is a locale in extreme western Honduras, in the Copán Department, near to the Guatemalan border. ... The Río Platano Biosphere Reserve is located on the Río Plátano in the La Mosquita region of Honduras. ...

Mexico

Species see text. ... Tequila is a municipality in the central part of the state of Jalisco, Mexico. ... The Maya civilization is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its spectacular art, monumental architecture, and sophisticated mathematical and astronomical systems. ... Calakmul is the name of both a municipality and a major archeological site in the Mexican state of Campeche, in the central part of the Yucatán Peninsula. ... Campeche is the name of a city and a state in Mexico. ... Xochicalco is a pre-Columbian archeological site in the western part of the Morelos, Mexico. ... Casas Grandes (Great Houses), a small village in Mexico, in the state of Chihuahua, situated on the Casas Grandes or San Miguel river, about 35 m. ... Casas Grandes (Great Houses), a small village in Mexico, in the state of Chihuahua, situated on the Casas Grandes or San Miguel river, about 35 m. ... This article is about the state in Mexico; for the city of Chihuahua, see: Chihuahua. ... There are several monasteries near the Popocatépetl volcano in central Mexico which were built in the 16th-century by members of the Franciscan, Dominican and Augustinian orders. ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City in central Mexico Coordinates: Country Mexico Federal entity Federal District Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded (as Tenochtitlan) c. ... Xochimilco within the Federal District Chalupa boats at the floating gardens of Xochimilco. ... This article is about the city. ... For current news on the Oaxaca Teachers Strike of 2006 see: 2006 Oaxaca protests Oaxaca is the name of both a state in Mexico and that states capital city. ... Monte Albán is a large archeological site in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. ... Nickname: Location of Puebla in central Mexico Coordinates: Country Mexico State Puebla Founded 1531 Government  - Mayor Enrique Doger (PRI) Area  - City 546 km²  (211 sq mi) Elevation 2,175 m (7,136 ft) Population (2005)  - City 1,485,941  - Density 5,741/km² (14,869. ... Zacatecas is a city in Mexico, the capital of the state of Zacatecas. ... View of Campeche, showing Cathedral and part of old city fortifications Campeche is a city of Mexico located at 19°85′ N 90°53′ W, on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. ... Latitude 20. ... The municipality of Tlacotalpan is located in the eastern coastal region of the Mexican state of Veracruz, at 18°37 N, 95°40 W. The municipalitys total surface area is 646. ... A view of downtown Guanajuato from one of its many hills. ... Chapel of Hospicio Cabañas The Hospicio Cabañas in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico is one of the oldest and largest hospital complexes in Spanish America and a World Heritage Site. ... This article is about the Mexican city of Guadalajara. ... Luis Barragán (Guadalajara, March 9, 1902 - Mexico City, November 22, 1988) is considered the most important Mexican architect of the 20th century. ... El Tajín is a Pre-Columbian archaeological site near the city of Papantla, in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. ... The Palace, Ruins of Palenque Palenque is a Maya archeological site near the Usumacinta River in the Mexican state of Chiapas, located at about 130 km south of Ciudad del Carmen (see map). ... Templo de los Guerreros (Temple of the Warriors) at Chichen Itza. ... Teotihuacan was the largest Pre-Columbian known city in the Americas, and the name Teotihuacan is used to refer to the civilization this city dominated, which at its greatest extent included most of Mesoamerica. ... Panorama of Uxmal Uxmal (, ) is a large Pre-Columbian ruined city of the Maya civilization in the state of Yucatán, Mexico. ... The Rock Paintings of Sierra de San Francisco is the name of the prehistoric rock art found in the Sierra de San francisco region of Baja California, Mexico. ... Sian Kaan is a biosphere reserve in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. ... Quintana Roo is a state of Mexico, on the eastern part of the Yucatán Peninsula. ... International Whaling Commission has designated two whale sanctuaries: Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary Indian Ocean Whale Sanctuary Categories: | | ... // Location Located at the center of the Baja California Peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez or Gulf of California, lays Mexico’s most dramatic wildlife refuge. ... The Franciscan Missions of the Sierra Gorda, Querétaro, Mexico were declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 2003. ... Querétaro (formal name: Querétaro Arteaga) is a state in central Mexico. ... The Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez or Sea of Cortés; locally known in the Spanish language as Mar de Cortés or, much less frequently, Golfo de California) is a body of water that separates the Baja California Peninsula from the Mexican mainland. ...

Netherlands Antilles

Willemstad Willemstad is the territorial capital of the Netherlands Antilles. ...

Nicaragua

  • Ruins of León Viejo

Panama

Coiba is the largest island in Central America, off the pacific coast of the Panamanian province of Veraguas. ... Darien National Park is a world heritage site in Panama. ... Of course it can get quite misty in a cloud forest Photograph by Dirk van der Made The La Amistad International Park, or in spanish , formerly the La Amistad National Park, is an international peace park in Latin America, management of which is shared between Costa Rica (Caribbean La Amistad... Portobelo (formerly Puerto Bello) is a port in Panama. ... San Lorenzo is Italian and Spanish for Saint Lawrence. ... Panama City (Spanish: Ciudad de Panamá), population 708,738, with a total metro population of 1,063,000 is the capital of Panama, located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal, at . ...

Paraguay

The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... Courtyard of the Trinidad ruins La Santisima Trinidad de Paraná, or the Holy Trinity of Paraná is the name of a former Jesuit mission in Paraguay. ...

Peru

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. ... Chavín de Huantar is an archaeological site located 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Peru. ... Nickname: Location in Peru Coordinates: Country Peru Region Cusco Province Cusco Founded 1100 A.D. 1st Government  - Type Democracy  - Mayor Carlos Valencia Miranda Elevation 3,310 m (10,859. ... Under Cunstruction!!!! PLEASE DO NOT EDIT!!! The Historic Center of Lima is one of the most important touristical destinations in Peru, and is located principally in the downtown or Cercado de Lima and Rimac areas. ... Machu Picchu (Quechua: Machu Piqchu Old Peak; sometimes called the Lost City of the Incas) is a well-preserved pre-Columbian Inca ruin located at 2,430 m (7,970 ft)[1] on a mountain ridge. ... Nickname: La Ciudad Blanca (The White City) Location of the city of Arequipa in Peru Coordinates: Country Peru Region Arequipa Province Arequipa Established 15 August 1540 Government  - Mayor Yamel Romero Peralta Area  - City 9,862. ... Huascarán National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Huascarán) is a national park in the Cordillera Blanca, a range of the Andes, in the Ancash region of central Peru. ... Early South American Civilizations Nazca (sometimes spelled Nasca) is the name of a system of valleys on the southern coast of Peru, and the name of the regions largest existing town. ... Manú National Park is a biosphere reserve located in the heart of the Amazonian rainforest, in the Madre de Dios Region in eastern Peru. ... The Rio Abiseo National Park is a wooded national park in the Andean highlands of northern Peru. ...

Puerto Rico

La Fortaleza (or The Fortress in English) is the current residence of the Governor of Puerto Rico. ... San Juan National Historic Site in San Juan, Puerto Rico includes colonial-era forts, bastions, powder houses, and three fourths of the old city wall. ...

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is a British military engineers who designed it and to the skill, strength and endurance of the African slaves who built and maintained it. ...

Saint Lucia

The pair taken from an aircraft. ...

Suriname

The Central Suriname Nature Reserve was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000 for its pristine tropical rainforest ecosystem. ... Colonial style houses, Waterkant, Paramaribo. ...

United States

Cahokia was a Native American city located near Collinsville in west-central Illinois, across the Mississippi River from St. ... Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a United States National Park located in the Guadalupe Mountains of the southeastern corner of New Mexico (Eddy County). ... Kiva at Pueblo Del Arroyo Chaco Culture National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park and World Heritage Site which contains the densest and most exceptional concentration of large pueblos in the American Southwest. ... Everglades National Park preserves the southern portion of the Everglades (all south of Tamiami Trail), but represents only 20 % of the original wetland area. ... Grand Canyon National Park is one of the United States oldest national parks and is located in Arizona. ... Cades Cove panorama The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. ... Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, established in 1916, displays the results of hundreds of thousands of years of volcanism, migration, and evolution—processes that thrust a bare land from the sea and clothed it with complex and unique ecosystems and a distinct human culture. ... Independence Hall is a U.S. national landmark located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets. ... Kluane National Park and Reserve is located in the extreme southwestern corner of the Yukon territory in Canada. ... Established in 1980 by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Wrangell-St. ... The area around Glacier Bay in southeastern Alaska was first proclaimed a U.S. National Monument on February 25, 1925. ... Tatshenshini-Alsek Park Tatshenshini-Alsek Park or Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Wilderness Park in British Columbia, Canada (9,580 km2) was established in 1993 after an intensive campaign by Canadian and American conservation organizations to halt mining exploration and development in the area and protect the area for its strong natural... Mammoth Cave National Park is a U.S. National Park in central Kentucky, encompassing portions of Mammoth Cave, the most extensive cave system known in the world. ... Mesa Verde National Park is a U.S. National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. ... Monticello, located near Charlottesville, Virginia, was the estate of Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the United States Declaration of Independence, the third President of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... Charlottesville is an independent city located within the confines of Albemarle County in the state of Virginia. ... Olympic National Park is located in the U.S. state of Washington, in the far northwestern part of the state known as the Olympic Peninsula. ... Established in 1968 from unprotected land as well as small portions of existing state parks, Redwood National Park is a United States National Park on the northern coast of California between Eureka and Crescent City. ... Liberty Enlightening the World (French: La liberté éclairant le monde), known more commonly as the Statue of Liberty (Statue de la Liberté), is a colossal statue given to the United States by France in 1886, standing at Liberty Island, New Jersey in the mouth of the Hudson River in New... Taos Pueblo, circa 1920 Taos Pueblo (or Pueblo de Taos), continuously inhabited for over 1000 years, is the ancient town of the Northern Tiwa speaking tribe of Pueblo people, Native Americans. ... The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is the name of the union of the Glacier National Park in the United States and the Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. ... Waterton Lakes National Park is a national park located in the southwest corner of Alberta, Canada, and borders Glacier National Park in Montana, USA. Waterton was Canadas fourth national park, formed in 1895 and named after Waterton Lake. ... There is also a non-adjoining national park in Canada by the same name. ... Yellowstone National Park is the centerpiece of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest intact ecosystem in the Earths northern temperate zone. ... Yosemite National Park (pronounced Yo-SEM-it-ee, IPA: ) is a national park located largely in Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties, California, United States. ...

Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento is a city in southwestern Uruguay, by the Río de la Plata, facing Buenos Aires, Argentina. ...

Venezuela

Canaima National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Canaima) is a 30,000 km² park in south-eastern Venezuela that borders Brazil and Guyana. ... A view of the main library(center) and works by Alejandro Otero(left) and Mateo Manaure(right) The Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas (University City of Caracas) is the main Campus of the Central University of Venezuela. ... Carlos Raúl Villanueva working in the house of the Hacienda Ibarra during the construction of the Ciudad Universitaria of Caracas (1959) Carlos Raúl Villanueva (London May 30, 1900 - Caracas August 16, 1975) was the most prominent Venezuelan architect of the 20th century and one of the great Modernists. ... The city of Santa Ana de Coro was founded in 1527 by Spanish colonists. ...

See also

This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa. ... This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Asia, Australia and the Pacific (Australasia). ... This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe. ...

External links

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

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