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The List, arranged alphabetically by nominating country, is current as of December 1996. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ALBANIA: 1992 Butrinti ALGERIA: 1980 Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad 1982 Tassili N'Ajjer 1982 M'Zab Valley 1982 Djémila 1982 Tipasa 1982 Timgad 1992 Kasbah of Algiers ARGENTINA: 1981 Los Glaciares 1984 Iguazu National Park ARGENTINA AND BRAZIL: 1984 Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Senora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil) ARMENIA: 1996 The Monastery of Haghpat AUSTRALIA: 1981 Great Barrier Reef 1981 Kakadu National Park 1981 Willandra Lakes Region 1982 Tasmanian Wilderness 1982 Lord Howe Island Group 1987 Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park 1987 Central Eastern Australian Rainforest 1988 Wet Tropics of Queensland 1991 Shark Bay, Western Australia 1992 Fraser Island 1994 Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh/Naracoorte) AUSTRIA: 1996 The Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg 1996 The Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn BANGLADESH: 1985 Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat 1985 Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur BELARUS/POLAND: 1992 Beloveshskaya Pushcha/Bialowieza Forest BELIZE: 1996 Belize Barrier-Reef Reserve System BENIN: 1985 Royal Palaces of Abomey BOLIVIA: 1987 City of Potosi 1990 Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos 1991 Historic City of Sucre BRAZIL: 1980 Historic Town of Ouro Preto 1982 Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda 1984 Iguacu National Park 1985 Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia 1985 Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas 1987 Brasilia 1991 Serra da Capivara National Park BULGARIA: 1979 Boyana Church 1979 Madara Rider 1979 Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo 1979 Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak 1983 Ancient City of Nessebar 1983 Srebarna Nature Reserve 1983 Pirin National Park 1983 Rila Monastery 1985 Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari CAMBODIA: 1992 Angkor CAMEROON: 1987 Dja Faunal Reserve CANADA: 1978 L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Park 1978 Nahanni National Park 1979 Dinosaur Provincial Park 1981 Anthony Island 1981 Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Complex 1983 Wood Buffalo National Park 1984 Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks* 1985 Quebec (Historic Area) 1987 Gros Morne National Park 1995 Lunenburg Old Town *The Burgess Shale Site, previously inscribed on the WHL, is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: 1979 Tatshenshini-Alsek/ Kluane National Park/ Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Reserve and Glacier Bay National Park 1995 Waterton Glacier International Peace Park CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: 1988 Parc National du Manovo-Gounda St. Floris CHILE: 1995 Rapa Nui National Park CHINA: 1987 The Great Wall 1987 Mount Taishan 1987 Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties 1987 Mogao Caves 1987 Mausoleum of the First Qin Emporer 1987 Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian 1990 Mount Hungshan 1992 Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area 1992 Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area 1992 Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area 1994 The Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde 1994 Temple of Confucius, Cemetery of Confucius, and Kong Family Mansion in Qufu 1994 Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains 1994 The Potala Palace, Lhasa 1996 Lushan National Park 1996 Mt. Emei and Leshan Giant Buddha COLOMBIA: 1984 Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena 1994 Los Katios National Park 1995 Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox 1995 National Archaeological Park of Tierradentro 1995 San Agustin Archaeological Park COSTA RICA/PANAMA: 1983 Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves/ La Amistad National Park COTE D'IVOIRE: 1982 Taï National Park 1983 Comoé National Park CROATIA: 1979 Old City of Dubrovnik 1979 Historic Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian 1979 Plitvice Lakes National Park CUBA: 1982 Old Havana and its Fortifications 1988 Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios CYPRUS: 1980 Paphos 1985 Painted Churches in the Troodos Region CZECH REPUBLIC: 1992 Historic Centre of Prague 1992 Historic Centre of Cesky Krumlov 1992 Historic Centre of Telc 1994 Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelena Hora 1995 Kutna Hora - the Historical Town Centre with the Church of Saint Barbara and the Cathedral of our Lady at Sedlec 1996 The Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape DENMARK: 1994 Jellings Mounds, Runic Stones and Church 1995 Roskilde Cathedral DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: 1990 Colonial City of Santo Domingo ECUADOR: 1978 Galapagos National Park 1978 Old City of Quito 1983 Sangay National Park EGYPT: 1979 Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis 1979 Islamic Cairo 1979 Memphis and its Necropolis - the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur 1979 Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae 1979 Abu Mena EL SALVADOR: 1993 Joya de Ceren Archaeological Site ETHIOPIA: 1978 Rock-hewn Churches of Lalibela 1978 Simien National Park 1979 Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region 1980 Aksum 1980 Lower Valley of the Awash 1980 Lower Valley of the Omo 1980 Tiya FINLAND: 1991 Old Rauma 1991 Fortress of Suomenlinna 1994 Petäjävesi Old Church 1996 Verla Groundwood and Board Mill FORMER YUGOSLAV REP. OF MACEDONIA 1979 Ohrid Region, including its cultural and historic aspects, and its natural environment FRANCE: 1979 Chartres Cathedral 1979 Decorated Grottoes of the Vézère Valley, including the Grotto of Lascaux 1979 Mont-St. Michel and its Bay 1979 Palace and Park of Versailles 1979 Vézelay, Church and Hill 1981 Amiens Cathedral 1981 Chateau and Estate of Chambord 1981 Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay 1981 Palace and Park of Fontainebleau 1981 Roman and Romanesque Monuments of Arles 1981 The Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the Triumphal Arch of Orange 1982 The Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans 1983 Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière, and Place d'Alliance, Nancy 1983 Church of Saint-Savin-sur Gartempe 1983 Cape Girolata, Cape Porto, Scandola Natural Reserve, and the Piano Calanches in Corsica 1985 Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct) 1988 Strasbourg, Grande Isle 1991 Paris, Banks of the Seine 1991 Cathedral of Notre-Dame, former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Tau Palace, of Reims 1992 Bourges Cathedral 1995 Historic Centre of Avignon 1996 Le Canal du Midi GEORGIA: 1994 The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta 1994 Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati 1996 Upper Svaneti GERMANY: 1978 Aachen Cathedral 1981 Speyer Cathedral 1981 Würzburg Residence, including the Court Gardens and Residence Square 1983 Pilgrimage of Church of Wies 1984 The Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl 1985 St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Michael's Church, Hildesheim 1986 Roman Monuments, Cathedral and Liebfrauen-Church in Trier 1987 Hanseatic City of Lübeck 1990 Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin 1991 Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch 1992 Mines of Rammelsberg and the Historic Town of Goslar 1993 Town of Bamberg 1993 Maulbronn Monastery Complex 1994 The Collegiate Church, Castle, and old Town of Quedlinburg 1994 Völklingen Ironworks 1995 Messel Pit Fossil site 1996 Cologne Cathedral 1996 The Bauhaus and its sites in Weimar and Dessau 1996 The Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg GHANA: 1979 Forts and Castles, Volta Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions 1980 Ashante Traditional Buildings GREECE: 1986 Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae 1987 Archaeological Site of Delphi 1987 The Acropolis, Athens 1988 Mount Athos 1988 Meteora 1988 Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika 1988 Archaeological Site of Epidaurus 1988 Medieval City of Rhodes 1989 Archaeological Site of Olympia 1989 Mystras 1990 Delos 1990 Monasteries of Daphni, Hossios Luckas and Nea Moni of Chios 1992 Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos 1996 The Archaeological Site of Vergina GUATEMALA: 1979 Antigua Guatemala 1979 Tikal National Park 1981 Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua GUINEA AND COTE D'IVOIRE: 1981 Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve HAITI: 1982 Citadel, Sans-Souci Palace, and Ramiers National Historic Park HOLY SEE: 1984 Vatican City HONDURAS: 1980 Maya Site of Copan 1982 Río Platano Biosphere Reserve HUNGARY: 1987 Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube with the district of Buda Castle 1987 Hollókö 1996 The Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment HUNGARY AND SLOVAKIA: 1995 Caves of Aggtelek and Slovak Karst INDIA: 1983 Ajanta Caves 1983 Ellora Caves 1983 Agra Fort 1983 Taj Mahal 1984 Sun Temple, Konarak 1985 Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram 1985 Kaziranga National Park 1985 Manas Wildlife Sanctuary 1985 Keoladeo National Park 1986 Churches and Convents of Goa 1986 Group of Monuments at Khajuraho 1986 Group of Monuments at Hampi 1986 Fatehpur Sikri 1987 Group of Monuments at Pattadakal 1987 Elephanta Caves 1987 Brihadisvara Temple, Thanjavur 1987 Sundarbans National Park 1988 Nanda Devi National Park 1989 Buddhist Monastery at Sanchi 1993 Humayun's Tomb 1993 Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi INDONESIA: 1991 Komodo National Park 1991 Ujung Kulon National Park 1991 Borobudur Temple compound 1991 Prambanan Temple compound 1996 Sangiran Early Man Site IRAN: 1979 Persepolis 1979 Tchoga Zanbil Ziggurat and Complex 1979 Meidan Emam, Esfahan IRAQ: 1985 Hatra IRELAND: 1993 Archaeological ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne 1996 Skellig Michael ITALY: 1979 Rock Drawings in Valcamonica near Bresica 1980 Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci 1982 Historic Centre of Florence 1987 Venice and its Lagoon 1987 Piazza del Duomo, Pisa 1990 Historic Centre of San Gimignano 1993 I Sassi di Matera 1994 The City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto 1995 Historic Centre of Siena 1995 Historic Centre of Naples 1995 Crespi d'Adda 1995 Ferrara, City of the Renaissance 1996 Castel del Monte 1996 The Trulli of Alberobello 1996 The Early Christian Monuments and Mosaics of Ravenna 1996 The Historic Centre of the City of Pienza ITALY/HOLY SEE: 1980 Historic Centre of Rome, the properties of the Holy See in that city enjoying extraterritorial rights, and San Paolo fuori le Mura JAPAN: 1993 Himeji-jo 1993 Buddhist Monuments in the Horyuji Area 1993 Yakushima 1993 Shirakami-Sanchi 1994 Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) 1995 Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama 1996 Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) 1996 Itsukushima Shinto Shrine JERUSALEM 1981 The Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls (site proposed by Jordan) JORDAN: 1985 Petra 1985 Quseir Amra LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC: 1995 Town of Luang Prabang LEBANON: 1984 Anjar 1984 Baalbek 1984 Byblos 1984 Tyre LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA: 1982 Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna 1982 Archaeological Site of Sabratha 1982 Archaeological Site of Cyrene 1985 Rock-art Sites of Tadrart Acacus 1988 Old Town of Ghadamès LITHUANIA: 1994 Vilnius Historic Centre LUXEMBOURG: 1994 The City of Luxembourg,its old quarters and fortifications MADAGASCAR: 1990 Tsingy Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve MALAWI: 1984 Lake Malawi National Park MALI: 1988 Old Towns of Djenné 1988 Timbuktu 1989 Cliffs of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons) MALTA: 1980 City of Valetta 1980 Megalithic Temples 1980 Hal Saflieni Hypogeum MAURITANIA: 1989 Banc D'Arguin National Park 1996 The Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata MEXICO: 1987 Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco 1987 Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque 1987 Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan 1987 Historic Centre of Oaxaca and the Archaeological Site of Monte Alban 1987 Historic Centre of Puebla 1987 Sian Ka'an 1988 Historic Town of Guanajuato and adjacent mines 1988 Pre-Hispanic City of Chichén-Itza 1991 Historic Centre of Morelia 1992 El Tajin, Pre-Hispanic City 1993 Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino 1993 Historic Centre of Zacatecas 1993 Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco 1994 The Earliest 16th Century Monasteries on the slopes of Popocatepetl 1996 The Prehispanic Town of Uxmal 1996 The Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro MOROCCO: 1981 Medina of Fez 1985 Medina of Marrakesh 1987 Ksar of Aït-Ben-Haddou 1996 The Historic City of Meknes MOZAMBIQUE: 1991 Island of Mozambique NEPAL: 1979 Kathmandu Valley 1979 Sagarmatha National Park, including Mt. Everest 1984 Royal Chitwan National Park NETHERLANDS: 1995 Schokland and its surroundings 1996 The Defense Line of Amsterdam NEW ZEALAND: 1990 Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand (Westland/Mount Cook National Park and Fiordland National Park, previously inscribed on the World Heritage List, are part of this site) 1990 Tongariro National Park NIGER: 1991 Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves 1996 "W" National Park NORWAY: 1979 Urnes Stave Church 1979 Bryggen 1980 Røros Mining Town 1985 Rock Drawings of Alta OMAN: 1987 Bahla Fort 1988 Archaeological Sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn 1994 Arabian Oryx Sanctuary PAKISTAN: 1980 Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro 1980 Buddhist Ruins at Takht-i-Bahi and Neighboring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol 1980 Taxila 1981 Fort and Shalamar Gardens at Lahore 1981 Historic Monuments of Thatta PANAMA: 1980 Fortifications of Portobelo and San Lorenzo 1981 Darien National Park PARAGUAY: 1993 Jesuit Missions of La Santisima Trinidad de Parana and Jesus de Tavarangue PERU: 1983 City of Cuzco 1983 Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu 1985 Chavin (Archaeological site) 1985 Huascarán National Park 1987 Manu National Park 1988 Chan Chan Archaeological Zone 1990 Rio Abiseo National Park 1991 Historic Centre of Lima 1994 The Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Juma PHILIPPINES: 1993 Baroque Churches of the Philippines 1993 Tubbataha Reef Marine Park 1995 Rice Terrasses of the Philippines Cordilleras POLAND: 1978 Historic Centre of Cracow 1978 Wieliczka Salt Mines 1979 Auschwitz Concentration Camp 1980 Historic Centre of Warsaw 1992 Old City of Zamosc PORTUGAL: 1983 Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores 1983 Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém, Lisbon 1983 Monastery of Batalha 1983 Convent of Christ in Tomar 1988 Historic Centre of Evora 1989 Monastery of Alcobaça 1995 Cultural Landscape of Sintra 1996 The Historic Centre of Oporto REPUBLIC OF KOREA: 1995 Sokkuram Grotto and Pulguksa Temple 1995 Haiensa Temple Changgyong P'ango, the Depositories for the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks 1995 The Chongmyo Shrine ROMANIA: 1991 Danube Delta 1993 Biertan and its Fortified Church 1993 Monastery of Horezu 1993 Churches of Moldavia RUSSIAN FEDERATION: 1990 Historic Centre of St. Petersburg and related groups of monuments 1990 Khizi Pogost 1990 Kremlin and the Red Square 1992 Historic Monuments of Novgorod and surroundings 1992 Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands 1992 The White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal 1993 Architectural Ensemble of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad 1994 The Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye 1995 Virgin Komi Forests 1996 Lake Baikal 1996 Volcanoes of Kamchatka SENEGAL: 1978 Island of Gorée 1981 Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary 1981 Niokolo-Koba National Park SEYCHELLES: 1982 Aldabra Atoll 1983 Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve SLOVAKIA: 1993 Vlkolinec 1993 Spissky Hrad and its Associated Cultural Monuments 1993 Banska Stiavnica SLOVENIA: 1988 Skocjan Caves SPAIN: 1984 The Historic Centre of Córdoba 1984 Alhambra, Generalife, and Albayzin, Granada 1984 Burgos Cathedral 1984 Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid 1984 Parque Güell, Palacio Güell and Casa Mila, Barcelona 1985 Altamira Cave 1985 Old Town of Segovia, including its aqueduct 1985 Churches of the Kingdom of the Asturias 1985 Santiago de Compostela (Old Town) 1985 Old Town of Avila, including its Extra Muros churches 1986 Mudejar Architecture of Teruel 1986 Historic City of Toledo 1986 Garajonay National Park 1986 Old Town of Caceres 1987 Cathedral, the Alcazar and Archivo de Indias, Seville 1988 Old City of Salamanca 1991 Poblet Monastery 1993 Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida 1993 Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe 1993 The Route of Santiago de Compostela 1994 Doñana National Park 1996 The Historic Walled Town of Cuenca 1996 "La Lonja de la Seda" of Valencia SRI LANKA: 1982 Sacred City of Anuradhapura 1982 Ancient City of Polonnaruva 1982 Ancient City of Sigiriya 1988 Sinharaja Forest Reserve 1988 Sacred City of Kandy 1988 Old Town of Galle and its fortifications 1991 Golden Temple of Dambulla SWEDEN: 1991 Royal Domain of Drottningholm 1993 Birka and Hovgården 1993 Engelsberg Ironworks 1994 Rock Carvings of Tanum 1994 Skogskyrkogården 1995 Hanseatic Town of Visby 1996 The Church Village of Gammelstad, Luleå 1996 The Laponian Area SWITZERLAND: 1983 Convent of St. Gall 1983 Benedictine Convent of St. John at Müstair 1983 Old City of Berne SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC: 1979 Ancient City of Damascus 1980 Site of Palmyra 1980 Ancient City of Bosra 1988 Ancient City of Aleppo THAILAND: 1991 Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries 1991 Historic Town of Sukhothai and associated historic towns 1991 Historic City of Ayutthaya and associated historic towns 1992 Ban Chiang Archaeological Site TUNISIA: 1979 Amphitheater of El Djem 1979 Site of Carthage 1979 Medina of Tunis 1980 Ichkeul National Park 1985 Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis 1988 Medina of Sousse 1988 Kairouan TURKEY: 1985 Historic Areas of Istanbul 1985 Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia 1985 Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi 1986 Hattusha 1987 Nemrut Dag 1988 Xanthos-Letoon 1988 Hierapolis-Pamukkale 1994 City of Safranbolu UGANDA: 1994 Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 1994 Rwenzori Mountains National Park UKRAINE: 1990 Kiev: St Sophia Cathedral and related monastic buildings, and Lavra of Kiev-Pechersk UNITED KINGDOM: 1986 The Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast 1986 Durham Castle and Cathedral 1986 Ironbridge Gorge 1986 Studley Royal Park, including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey 1986 Stonehenge, Avebury and associated sites 1986 The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd 1986 St. Kilda 1987 Blenheim Palace 1987 City of Bath 1987 Hadrian's Wall 1987 Palace of Westminster, Abbey of Westminster, and St. Margaret's Church 1988 Henderson Island 1988 The Tower of London 1988 Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine's Abbey, and St. Martin's Church 1995 Old and New Towns of Edinburgh 1995 Gough Island Wildlife Reserve UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA: 1979 Ngorongoro Conservation Area 1981 Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara 1981 Serengeti National Park 1982 Selous Game Reserve 1987 Kilimanjaro National Park UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: 1978 Mesa Verde National Park 1978 Yellowstone National Park 1979 Everglades National Park 1979 Grand Canyon National Park 1979 Independence Hall 1980 Redwood National Park 1981 Mammoth Cave National Park 1981 Olympic National Park 1982 Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site 1983 Great Smokey Mountains National Park 1983 San Juan National Historic Site and La Fortaleza 1984 The Statue of Liberty 1984 Yosemite National Park 1987 Monticello, and the University of Virginia, Charlottesville 1987 Chaco Culture National Historic Park 1987 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 1992 Pueblo de Taos 1995 Carlsbad Caverns National Park URUGUAY: 1995 Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento UZBEKISTAN: 1990 Itchan Kala 1993 The Historic Centre of Bukhara VENEZUELA: 1993 Coro 1994 Canaima National Park VIET NAM: 1993 Hué (Complex of Monuments) 1994 Ha Long Bay YEMEN: 1982 Old Walled City of Shibam 1988 Old City of Sana'a 1993 Historic Town of Zabid YUGOSLAVIA: 1979 Natural and Culturo-Historic Region of Kotor 1979 Stari Ras and Sopocani Monastery 1980 Durmitor National Park 1988 Studenica Monastery ZAIRE: 1979 Virunga National Park 1981 Kahuzi-Biega National Park 1980 Garamba National Park 1984 Salonga National Park 1996 Okapi Faunal Reserve ZAMBIA/ZIMBABWE: 1989 Victoria Falls/Mosi-oa-Tunya ZIMBABWE: 1984 Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas 1988 Great Zimbabwe National Monument 1988 Khami Ruins National Monument ----------------------------------------------------------------- The World Heritage List was established under terms of The Convention Concerning the Protection of World Culture and Natural Heritage adopted in November, 1972 at the 17th General Conference of UNESCO. The Convention states that a World Heritage Committee "will establish, keep up-to-date and publish" a World Heritage List of cultural and natural properties, submitted by the States and considered to be of outstanding universal value. One of the main responsibilities of this Committee is to provide technical co-operation under the World Heritage Fund for the safeguarding of World Heritage Sites to States Parties whose resources are insufficient. States Parties can request international assistance under the Fund for expert missions, training of specialized staff, and supply of equipment when appropriate; they can also apply for long-term loans and, in special cases, non-repayable grants. Requests must concern work necessary for the preservation of cultural or natural sites included in the World Heritage List or assistance to national or regional training centres. Emergency assistance is also available under the Fund in the case of properties severely damaged by specific natural or man-made disasters or threatened with imminent destruction. As of December 1996, 147 Member States had ratified the Convention, the United States being the first to do so. As of December 1996, the number of sites on the World Heritage List stood at 506. The Committee named 12 sites in 1978, 45 in 1979, 28 in 1980, 26 in 1981, 24 in 1982, 29 in 1983, 23 in 1984, 30 in 1985, 31 in 1986, 41 in 1987, 27 in 1988, 7 in 1989, 17 in 1990, 22 in 1991, 20 in 1992, 33 in 1993, 29 in 1994, 29 in 1995, and 37 in 1996. * Small discrepancies in numbers may be due to different methods of numbering sites, and overlapping of sites into two countries. Inquiries should be sent to : UNESCO World Heritage Centre 7 Place de Fontenoy 75352 Paris 07 SP, France firstname.lastname@example.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.unesco.org/whc/heritage.htm Update: 20 February 1997 Èñòî÷íèê: Internet.