List of World Heritage Sites in Bangladesh

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This is a list of World Heritage Sites in Bangladesh with properties of cultural and natural heritage in Bangladesh as inscribed in UNESCO's World Heritage List or as on the country's tentative list.

World Heritage Sites[edit]

The table is sortable by column by clicking on the Sort both.gif at the top of the appropriate column; alphanumerically for the Site, Area, and Year columns; by state party for the Location column; and by criteria type for the Criteria column. Transborder sites sort at the bottom.

Site; named after the World Heritage Committee's official designation[1]
Location; at city, regional, or provincial level and geocoordinates
Criteria; as defined by the World Heritage Committee[2]
Area; in hectares and acres. If available, the size of the buffer zone has been noted as well. A value of zero implies that no data has been published by UNESCO
Year; during which the site was inscribed to the World Heritage List
Description; brief information about the site, including reasons for qualifying as an endangered site, if applicable
Site Image Location Criteria Area
ha (acre)
Year Description Refs
Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat
Building of red bricks with a roof consisting of many white domes. There are small round towers on the corners of the building each crowned by a white cupola.
Bagerhat District, Khulna Division
22°40′0″N 89°48′0″E / 22.66667°N 89.80000°E / 22.66667; 89.80000 (Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat)
Cultural:
(iv)
1985 [3]
Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
Ruins of a structure of red stone now resembling a small hill or mound.
Naogaon District, Rajshahi Division
25°2′0″N 88°59′0″E / 25.03333°N 88.98333°E / 25.03333; 88.98333 (Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur)
Cultural:
(i), (ii), (vi)
1985 [4]
The Sundarbans
Boat on a river in a densely forested plain.
Khulna Division
21°57′0″N 89°11′0″E / 21.95000°N 89.18333°E / 21.95000; 89.18333 (The Sundarbans)
Natural:
(ix), (x)
7005139500000000000139,500 (345,000) 1997 [5]

Tentative sites[edit]

Member states can maintain a list of tentative sites that the World Heritage Committee may consider for nomination to the World Heritage list. Nominations for the list are only accepted if the site was previously included in the tentative list.[6] As of 2014, following 5 sites are present in the tentative list;[7]

Name Image Region Category Year submitted Description Reference
Halud Vihara Rajshahi Division Cultural 1999 A large mound 100 feet across and 25 feet high is the principal monument of a Buddhist archaeological site contemporary with the existing World Heritage Site of Paharapur, to which is proposed to be added as an additional Monument Zone as part of a serial nomination. Associated with Raja Haladhara and Sonavan in local legend, the site has been the find spot of stone and metal images, terracotta plaques, ornamental bricks, etc. [8]
Jaggadala Vihara Rajshahi Division Cultural 1999 An extensive mound, 105 metres long by 85 metres, which represents the archaeological remains of a Buddhist monastery associated with the existing World Heritage Site of Paharpur, to which is proposed to be added as an additional Monument Zone as part of a serial nomination. Finds have included terracotta plaques, ornamental bricks, nails, a gold ingot and three stone images of deities. [9]
Lalbagh Fort Dhaka Lalbagh Fort 5.JPG Dhaka Division Cultural 1999 A palace fortress constructed by Prince Muhammed Azam, third son of Moghul Emperor Aurangzeb, 1678-9. Continued by the next viceroy, Shaista Khan, its building stopped after the death of his daughter, Iran Dukht, whose tomb is one of the monuments on the site, which also includes an audience hall with attached hammam, a mosque, etc. [10]
Mahansthangarh and its Environs BD Mahasthangarh1.JPG Rajshahi Division Cultural 1999 The extensive archaeological remains of Mahansthangarth extend along the western bank of the River Karatya and consist of a massively fortified oblong enclosure, 5000 feet long by 4500 feet broad, with an average height of 15 feet above the surrounding agricultural land. The site, which has been identified with ancient Pudranagar, is protected by the river on the west and a deep moat on the south, west and part of the north. It dates back to the 3rd century B.C. and represents the earliest city state in Bengal. The site is the focus of a number of lesser monuments, situated within a 5-mile protected radius. [11]
The Lalmai-Mainamati Group of monuments Shalbon budha bihar.jpg Comilla region Cultural 1999 Some fifty archaeological sites have been identified on an area of elevated land 18 km long and 4,5 km wide, representing a major religious and political centre without parallel in the sub -continent. It appears to have been the religious centre from which Buddhism was spread to South East Asia. [12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Heritage List". UNESCO. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Criteria for Selection". UNESCO. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat". UNESCO. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur". UNESCO. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "The Sundarbans". UNESCO. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Tentative Lists". UNESCO. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Tentative Lists". UNESCO. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Halud Vihara". UNESCO. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Jaggadala Vihara". UNESCO. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Lalbagh Fort". UNESCO. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Mahansthangarh and its Environs". UNESCO. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "The Lalmai-Mainamati Group of monuments". UNESCO. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 

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