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The World Heritage List


UNESCO
         World Heritage
                          WORLD HERITAGE LIST


     The 506 properties which the World Heritage Committee
     has inscribed on the World Heritage List
     (380 cultural, 107 natural and 19 mixed properties in 107 States
Parties)

     The World Heritage Committee has inscribed the following properties on
the World
Heritage List. The List, arranged alphabetically by nominating country, is
current as of December 1996.

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     ALBANIA:

          1992 Butrinti

     ALGERIA:

          1980 Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad
          1982 Tassili N'Ajjer
          1982 M'Zab Valley
          1982 Djmila
          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 Schnbrunn

     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 Ta National Park
          1983 Como 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 Petjvesi 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 Vzre Valley, including
          the Grotto of Lascaux
          1979 Mont-St. Michel and its Bay
          1979 Palace and Park of Versailles
          1979 Vzelay, 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 Carrire, 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 Wrzburg Residence, including the Court Gardens
          and Residence Square
          1983 Pilgrimage of Church of Wies
          1984 The Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at
          Brhl
          1985 St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Michael's Church,
          Hildesheim
          1986 Roman Monuments, Cathedral and Liebfrauen-Church
          in Trier
          1987 Hanseatic City of Lbeck
          1990 Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
          1991 Abbey and Altenmnster 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 Vlklingen 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 Ro Platano Biosphere Reserve

     HUNGARY:

          1987 Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube with
          the district of Buda Castle
          1987 Hollk
          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 Ghadams

     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 Djenn
          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 Chichn-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 Quertaro

     MOROCCO:

          1981 Medina of Fez
          1985 Medina of Marrakesh
          1987 Ksar of At-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 Tnr Natural Reserves
          1996 "W" National Park

     NORWAY:

          1979 Urnes Stave Church
          1979 Bryggen
          1980 Rros 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 Huascarn 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 Belm,
          Lisbon
          1983 Monastery of Batalha
          1983 Convent of Christ in Tomar
          1988 Historic Centre of Evora
          1989 Monastery of Alcobaa
          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 Gore
          1981 Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
          1981 Niokolo-Koba National Park

     SEYCHELLES:

          1982 Aldabra Atoll
          1983 Valle 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 Crdoba
          1984 Alhambra, Generalife, and Albayzin, Granada
          1984 Burgos Cathedral
          1984 Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid
          1984 Parque Gell, Palacio Gell 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 Mrida
          1993 Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe
          1993 The Route of Santiago de Compostela
          1994 Doana 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 Hovgrden
          1993 Engelsberg Ironworks
          1994 Rock Carvings of Tanum
          1994 Skogskyrkogrden
          1995 Hanseatic Town of Visby
          1996 The Church Village of Gammelstad, Lule
          1996 The Laponian Area

     SWITZERLAND:

          1983 Convent of St. Gall
          1983 Benedictine Convent of St. John at Mstair
          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 Greme 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 Hu (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

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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.



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