World Heritage Sites

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A World Heritage Site is a location whose continued existence needs to be protected because of its outstanding cultural or physical legacy for all humankind. The decision is made by 21 members elected by the General Assembly to the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Questions deal with the already recognized sites as well as with the possible candidates, which may include starlight reserves, mountains, monuments, lakes, forests, deserts, cities, and buildings.


Komodo Island has 5,700 giant lizards living on the island. Theyare not found any where else in the world.
"The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called...
The United States has 23 world heritage sites including the Statueof Liberty, Everglades, Carlsbad Caverns, and Yellowstone.
Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the largest volcanoes in the world. Ithas three main volcanic peaks, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. With itssnow-capped peak and glaciers, it is the highest mountain inAfrica.
The Giant's Causeway is a basalt rock formation. It formed when themolten lava from the eruptions of ancient volcanoes met the sea andcooled.
Fiji, Angola, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda, Qatar, Republicof the Congo, Liberia, Maldives, Bhutan, Brunei, Kuwait, andGrenada are some of the countries with no world heritage sites.
No. Antarctica is governed by the Antarctic Treaty, so there is noreason to add the burden of a World Heritage Site administration tothis continent.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place (such as a forest,mountain, lake, island, desert, monument, building, complex, orcity) that is listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientificand Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as of special cultural orphysical significance (seelist of World Heritage...
Humayan's Tomb and Qutb Minar are two UNESCO World Heritage sitesin New Delhi.
The Stone Town of Zanzibar is a World Heritage Site under criteria ii, iii, and vi. The town is an outstanding material manifestation of cultural fusion and harmonization. The intense trading that unfolded in this town at its peak is illustrated beautifully by its architecture and urban structure....
There are 52 world heritage sites in Italy.
Qutub - ud - din -aibak started construction in 1193 but it was notcompleted by him.He complete the only base storey of it.But Hissuccessor and Iltutmush created 3 more storeys on the base storeywhich is created by the first muslim ruler Qutub-ud din-aibak . Andin 1368 Firoz Shah Tughlak added last...
The values embodied in cultural heritage are identified in order to assess significance,prioritize resources, and inform conservation decision-making. Itis recognised that values may compete and change over time,and that heritage may have different meanings for differentstakeholders..
They are usually controlled, kept, restored and protected by thecountries in which they happen to fall in. These countries have theresponsibility of keeping them safe and they also have the right tomake money through tourism in visits to this sites but as long asthey are not damaged.
One of the major causes of depletion of architectural heritage in INDIA is growing population. due to increase in population pollution is increasing, also space per person for living is decreasing. Due to which these sites are depleting day by day.
The Galapagos Islands are a World Heritage Site because of the many endemic species (not seen anywhere else) that live on each of the islands of this Archipelago. The Galapagos Islands also have the 2nd largest protected marine reserve in America with an extension of nearly 130,000 Km2
Yes the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe are world heritage sites.
The University of Salamanca declared a UNESCOWorld Heritage site in 2010.
In Mozambique, there is one world heritage site. It is called theIsland of Mozambique. This cultural site is the fortified city ofMozambique which was a former Portuguese trading post on the routeto India. It was given World Heritage status in 1991.
Historic city of Trogir is on the UNESCO world heritage list since 1997. In the old city you can visit a castle, tower, cathedral St. Lawrence and dozens of other interesting and important sites.
It was three Muslim rulers, Qutb-ud din Aibak, Iltutmish and Firuz Shah Tughluq who built this monument. The qutab minaris the tallest stone building in India. The Qutab Minar is built from red brick and stands at 72.5 meters. It was built from 1193-1368
The Alhambra is the only preserved palatine city of the Islamicperiod.
As a symbol of Muslim victory
The first World Heritage sites were inscribed in 1978. Therefore,there were no official World Heritage sites in 1972.
The 2 World Heritage sites shared by the US and Canada are Kluane /Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek and WatertonGlacier International Peace Park.
granite, marble, sandstone, iron, copper, cold ,silver ,ruby, emarald, sapphhire, diomand,etc.
All I know is that...well...governments provide money to help with financial protecting the sites and preventing damage or fixing damage...
No it is not a world heritage site either in the United States orCanada.
The great barrier reef is Australia's natural heritage.
Milford Sound/Piopiotahi is a natural world heritage site. It is afjord with two waterfalls.
Borobudur Temple and Ujung Kulon National Park are in Java.
Yes, technically speaking it is. Table Mountain is a Wold heritage site and the "Cape Floral Kingdom" is found predominantly on Table Mountain
The Great Wall of China is so large it can be seen from space. Itwas built from the third century BC till the 1600s.
Qutub minar is a tall tower built in 13th century by Qutub-ud-din-aibak ( see the opposite view later). It is 73m high stone structure which is a famous visiting place for common people and the foreign tourists. It is situated in Delhi, the capital city of India. The township adjoining the...
For an area to become a World Heritage Site they must haveoutstanding universal value and they must meet with at least one ofthe ten selection criteria which is explained in the OperationalGuidelines For the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention.
A site that is in danger because of ecology or warfare is put onthe danger list. The Everglades is in danger due to rising sealevels.
Mt. Vesuvius is a world heritage site along with Herculaneum andTorre Annunziata.
Mount Everest (as a part of Sagarmatha National Park) became aWorld heritage site under criteria vii. It is an area ofexceptional national beauty including mountains, glaciers and deepvalleys. It is home to rare species such as the snow leopard andthe red panda. it is one of the most geologically...
Notre Dame is a world heritage site because it is a cathedral which is dedicated to 'Our Lady' Jesus' mother. It is also listed as a world heritage site because it took 168 year to build.
The Eiffel Tower and the West Bank are one heritage site. TheLouvre and Arc de Triomphe is another site.
UNESCO's World Heritage mission is to: . encourage countries to sign the World Heritage Convention andto ensure the protection of their natural and culturalheritage; . encourage States Parties to the Convention to nominate siteswithin their national territory for inclusion on the World HeritageList...
The great Sphinx is a heritage site as it was made in the B.Cperiod by the ancient Egyptians and it is beautiful peace of workand culturally significant.
The Oprah house and the Darling Sydney harbour bridge could be counted as heritage.
Yes Bondi Beach is a world heritage site Bondi Beach was includedin the National Heritage List on 25 January 2008.
Natural heritage is made by nature, cultural made by man. Forexample Amazon River is natural the Taj Mahal is cultural.
Peru has 12 World Heritage sites; 8 cultural, 2 natural and 2 mixedproperties. These sites include the City of Cuzco, the HistoricSanctuary of Machu Picchu, the Historic centre of Lima and theLines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana.
Ireland has 2 World Heritage sites, both are cultural.
Because it was built by people from the past. The building did not form naturally.
The original list is: L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Park, Canada Nahanni National Park, Canada Galapagos Islands, Ecuador City of Quito, Ecuador Simien National Park, Ethiopia Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela, Ethiopia Aachen Cathedral, Germany Krakow's historic center, Poland Wieliczka...