Heritage site

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A heritage site is a location designated by the governing body of a township, county, province, state or country as important to the cultural heritage of a community. The term usually refers to any non-moveable object with a specific location such as any preserved landscape containing important artifacts such as historic gardens, nature preserves, or archeological sites. The whole ensemble may be preserved separately as a historic site, landmark or national monument, but it may include multiple sites under various protection schemes grouped together such as fortifications or buildings situated along special roadways. Heritage sites are generally protected by the local town's protection agency but, for objects that are nationally or internationally protected, sometimes more than one agency is involved in their protection.

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