World Heritage Sites

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.

Asked in Paris, Eiffel Tower, World Heritage Sites

How did the Eiffel Tower become a world heritage site?

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The Eiffel Tower came on the World Heritage List because it is a very unique building.
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How does UNESCO protect world heritage sites?

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Once they are inscribed as Heritage Sites, they will now be observed by UNESCO on a frequent basis to check it's status and structure and if they saw something bad or any deteriorating factor that causes that landmark to problems and degradation, they will instantly issue an order for the preservation of the said landmark who are at risk.
Asked in Countries, States, and Cities, Taj Mahal, World Heritage Sites

When did the Taj Mahal become a UNESCO World Heritage site?

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It become a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site in the year 1983.
Asked in Countries, States, and Cities, Australia, World Heritage Sites

What is the difference between natural and cultural world heritage sites in Australia?

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Natural sites would be the Great Barrier Reef. Cultural world heritage sites would be places connected to people such as the Sydney Opera House. https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_Heritage_Sites_in_Australia
Asked in Travel & Places, The Great Sphinx, World Heritage Sites, Acropolis of Athens

What is ment by world heritage?

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copy this: http://www.info.gov.nf/news/Media%20Releases/20070601%20-%20Questions%20and%20Answers%20on%20World%20Heritage%20listing%85.pdf and paste it in the address bar.
Asked in School Subjects, Countries, States, and Cities, World Heritage Sites

How are world heritage sites classified?

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World Heritage Sites are classified by : great beauty, cultural or religious value, unqiue landforms, inhabited by rare animals or plants, artistic, historical.
Asked in Hinduism, Nepal, World Heritage Sites

What are the 10 ways to solve Pashupatinath temple's degrading condition?

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They are: 1.We should consult with an engeener . 2.We should alert the Govt. 3.We should fund money for it. and the list goes on.......
Asked in World Heritage Sites, Amazon Rainforest

Is the Amazon rainforest a world heritage site?

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The Central Amazon Conservation Complex, is a World Heritage site in Brazil.
Asked in Italy, World Heritage Sites

What are world heritage sites in Italy?

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Some of the sites are the Holy See in Rome, the Medici villas and gardens in Tuscany, the city of Verona, the historic city of Florence, and the city of Pisa including the leaning tower. The site below has all 52. http://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/it
Asked in Portugal, World Heritage Sites

What is ancient city and UNESCO world heritage site in Portugal?

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Evora was built by the Romans and changed with the Moors.
Asked in Countries, States, and Cities, Sociology, World Heritage Sites

What is a cultural heritage site?

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Im not entirely positive but I think its a site made by men eg. Eiffel tower. Worlds heritage sites such as the Galapagos islands would be natural sites. Hope that helps! :D
Asked in Roman Empire, World Heritage Sites

Is the Roman Colosseum a world heritage site?

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Yes, as a part of the Historic center of Rome, it became a World Heritage site in 1980.
Asked in Hindi Language and Culture, Oriya, World Heritage Sites

Shadi se pahele ladki ke papa ladke ko koi gift dete hai Jo vo shadi ke baad le lete hai vo kaun sa gift hai?

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Khushi.Kyunki ladka shadi se pehle ladki ko dekh kar bahut khush hota hai par shadi k baad bahut rota hai.
Asked in Portugal, Portuguese Language and Culture, World Heritage Sites

What is Portugal's most famous monument?

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There's not a specific 'most famous' monument, like the french with their Eiffel Tower for instance. The most important, though, is certainly Mosteiro da Batalha, due to its extraordinary and at the time seemingly impossible architecture, not to mention the historical importance that it has to the nation. It's a UNESCO World Heritage building, also.
Asked in History of Europe, Countries, States, and Cities, World Heritage Sites, Grasslands

How did L'Anse aux meadows become a world heritage site?

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it became a site by the vikings leaving large hills that were actally homes for the vikings and then people later on found theses hills and made it a sitte by inviting people to come and see it and decided to make it a site!
Asked in Countries, States, and Cities, World Heritage Sites

How many world heritage sites are there?

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As of 2014[update], 1007 sites were listed: 779 cultural, 197 natural, and 31 mixed properties.
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What are some threats to world heritage sites?

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One example of narrow mindedness was the destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan by the Taliban. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhas_of_Bamiyan
Asked in Australia, Landforms, World Heritage Sites

Why is Uluru a world heritage site?

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Uluru is a natural monument of red sandstone in central Australia.
Asked in Air Travel, Ghana, Passport Requirements, World Heritage Sites

Where Accra Ghana located?

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Ghana is located in western Africa, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, between Cote D'Ivoire and Togo. It is directly south of Burkina Faso. The capital city, Accra is located at about the middle of the Ghanaian coastline. Africa.
Asked in South Africa, World Heritage Sites

Why was Mapungubwe cultural landscape declared a world heritage site?

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The Mapungubwe were a kingdom in South Africa from about 900 and 1,300 AD. Climate change brought about an end to the kingdom. The remains of this kingdom are the reason for the world heritage site.
Asked in Definitions, World Heritage Sites

What is cultural heritage?

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The culture which we have inherited from our ancestors that is practiced up to this day and preserve for our future generations is called our cultural heritage.
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Who decides what is a world heritage site?

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Under the United Nations portal, the World Heritage Committee selects sites for the World Heritage list. People serve four year terms. The committee meets once a year. http://whc.unesco.org/en/criteria/
Asked in Countries, States, and Cities, Galapagos Islands, World Heritage Sites

Why is the Galapagos Islands a world heritage site?

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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

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