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27 new sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Quebec City, Canada, 8 July – The World Heritage Committee, meeting for its 32nd session, finished inscribing new sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List on 8 July with the addition of 19 cultural sites and eight natural sites to the List.

New cultural sites inscribed during the 32nd session:

  • Preah Vihear Temple (Cambodia)
  • Fujian Tulou (China)
  • Stari Grad Plain (Croatia)
  • Historic Centre of Camagüey (Cuba)
  • Fortifications of Vauban (France)
  • Berlin Modernism Housing Estates (Germany)
  • Armenian Monastic Ensembles in Iran (Iran)
  • Baha’i Holy Places in Haifa and Western Galilee (Israel)
  • Mantua and Sabbioneta (Italy)
  • The Mijikenda Kaya Forests (Kenya)
  • Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca (Malaysia)
  • Protective town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús de Nazareno de Atotonilco (Mexico)
  • Le Morne Cultural Landscape (Mauritius)
  • Kuk Early Agricultural Site (Papua New Guinea)
  • San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano (San Marino)
  • Archaeological Site of Al-Hijr (Madâin Sâlih) (Saudi Arabia)
  • The Wooden Churches of the Slovak part of Carpathian Mountain Area (Slovakia)
  • Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Cultural Landscape (Switzerland and Italy)
  • Chief Roi Mata’s Domain (Vanuatu)

Natural properties inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during the 32nd session:

  • Joggins Fossil Cliffs (Canada)
  • Mount Sanqingshan National Park (China)
  • Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems (France)
  • Surtsey (Iceland)
  • Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan)
  • Monarch Butterfly biosphere Reserve (Mexico)
  • Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (Switzerland)
  • Socotra Archipelago (Yemen)

Extensions added onto properties already on the World Heritage List:

  • Historic centres of Berat and Gjirokastra (Albania)
  • Mountain Railways of India Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain The Antonine Wall (United Kingdom)

The following countries have had sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for the first time this year: Papua New Guinea; San Marino and Saudi Arabia, Vanuatu .

UNESCO’s World Heritage List now numbers a total of 878 sites, 679 cultural and 174 natural sites and 25 mixed in 145 countries.

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