Gough and Inaccessible Islands

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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Gough and Inaccessible Islands
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
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Map of the islands,

Type Natural
Criteria vii, x
Reference 740
UNESCO region

Europe and North America

Designated: 20 November 2008
Inscription history
Inscription 1995 (19th Session)
Extensions 2004
Gough Island is located in South Atlantic
Gough Island
Gough Island
Location of Gough Island in the South Atlantic Ocean
Inaccessible Island is located in South Atlantic
Inaccessible Island
Inaccessible Island
Location of Inaccessible Island in the South Atlantic Ocean

Gough and Inaccessible Islands is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which consists of Gough Island (40°19′S 9°56′W / 40.32°S 9.94°W / -40.32; -9.94) and Inaccessible Island (37°18′S 12°41′W / 37.30°S 12.68°W / -37.30; -12.68Coordinates: 37°18′S 12°41′W / 37.30°S 12.68°W / -37.30; -12.68) in the South Atlantic Ocean.


Gough Island was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1995.[1] In 2004 the site was extended to include Inaccessible Island and renamed Gough and Inaccessible Islands.[2]


  1. ^ "UNESCO Committee Decision 19COM VIII.A.1", 1995, retrieved 12 February 2014
  2. ^ "UNESCO Committee Decision 28COM 14B.17", 2004, retrieved 12 February 2014