What is world heritage site?

World Heritage Site

A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that is listed by the UNESCO as of special cultural or physical significance. The list is maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 states parties which are elected by their General Assembly.

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Some articles on world heritage site:

List Of Great Western Railway Heritage Sites - Listed Structures - World Heritage Site
... proposal to list the Great Western Main Line as a World Heritage Site ... The proposal comprises seven individual sites ...
Saryarka — Steppe And Lakes Of Northern Kazakhstan
... of the Kazakh Uplands (known in Kazakh as saryarka, or "yellow range") which has been designated a world heritage site by UNESCO ... It was inscribed on July 7, 2008, and is the only natural world heritage site in Kazakhstan ... (see List of World Heritage Sites in Kazakhstan) The site comprises the Naurzum State Nature Reserve (located in Kostanay Province) and Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve (located in Akmola Province) ...
Subdivisions Of Guyana - Geography - World Heritage Site Status
... and protection of natural and cultural heritage sites of the world accede to the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural ... mid-1990s, Guyana seriously began the process of selecting sites for World Heritage nomination, and three sites were considered Kaieteur National Park, Shell Beach and Historic ... submitted the Kaieteur National Park, including the Kaieteur Falls, to UNESCO as its first World Heritage Site nomination ...
Major Christian Pilgrimage Sites - Serbia
... Sopoćani monastery in Stari Ras, World Heritage site Peter's Church in Stari Ras, the oldest church in Serbia (World Heritage site) The Virgin's Church of the Studenica ...
World Heritage Site - Territorial Division
... Brown nation with 40 or more heritage sites Light brown nations with 30 to 39 heritage sites Orange nations with 20 to 29 heritage sites Yellow nations with 15 to 19 heritage sites Green nations with 10 to 14 ...

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