List of World Heritage Sites in Sweden

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There are fifteen official UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sweden, comprising thirteen cultural sites, one natural site and one mixed site. Sweden ratified the World Heritage Convention on 22 January 1985.[1]

Inscribed sites[edit]

Name: name as listed by the World Heritage Committee
Coordinates: geographic coordinates of the site's location
County: County of Sweden where the site is located
Year: year the site was added to the World Heritage List
UNESCO ref: the site's reference number
UNESCO criteria: the criteria it was listed under (criteria i through vi are cultural, while vii through x are natural)
Description: brief description of the site
Name Image Coordinates County Year UNESCO
ref
UNESCO
criteria
Description Ref
Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland Olandeketorp.jpg 56°19′30″N 16°29′00″E / 56.32500°N 16.48333°E / 56.32500; 16.48333 Kalmar 2000 968 iv, v
(cultural)
[2]
Birka and Hovgården Birka Svarta jorden 1991.jpg 59°20′6.5″N 17°32′33.5″E / 59.335139°N 17.542639°E / 59.335139; 17.542639 Stockholm 1993 555 iii, iv
(cultural)
[3]
Church Village of Gammelstad, Luleå Gammelstad-town-12.JPG 65°38′46″N 22°1′43″E / 65.64611°N 22.02861°E / 65.64611; 22.02861 Norrbotten 1996 762 ii, iv, v
(cultural)
[4]
Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland Gästgivars.jpg 61°42′26″N 16°11′45″E / 61.70722°N 16.19583°E / 61.70722; 16.19583 Gävleborg 2012 1282 v
(cultural)
[5]
Engelsberg Ironworks Engelsberg-Huettenwerk-01.jpg 59°58′00″N 16°00′30″E / 59.96667°N 16.00833°E / 59.96667; 16.00833 Västmanland 1993 556 iv
(cultural)
[6]
Hanseatic Town of Visby Visby 4-.JPG 57°38′30″N 18°17′45″E / 57.64167°N 18.29583°E / 57.64167; 18.29583 Gotland 1995 731 iv, v
(cultural)
[7]
High Coast/Kvarken Archipelago Höga Kusten, Gulf Rödviken near Ullånger, Sweden.jpg 63°18′00″N 21°18′00″E / 63.30000°N 21.30000°E / 63.30000; 21.30000 Västernorrland 2000 (extended 2006) 898 viii
(natural)
Shared with Finland, see High Coast and Kvarken [8]
Laponian Area Sarek Skierffe Rapadelta.jpg 67°20′00″N 17°35′00″E / 67.33333°N 17.58333°E / 67.33333; 17.58333 Norrbotten 1996 774 iii, v, vii, viii, ix
(mixed)
[9]
Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun Falu koppargruva.jpg 60°36′17″N 15°37′51″E / 60.60472°N 15.63083°E / 60.60472; 15.63083 Dalarna 2001 1027 ii, iii, v
(cultural)
[10]
Naval Port of Karlskrona Fredrikskyrkan Karlskrona.jpg 56°10′00″N 15°35′00″E / 56.16667°N 15.58333°E / 56.16667; 15.58333 Blekinge 1998 871 ii, iv
(cultural)
[11]
Rock Carvings in Tanum Tanumshede 2005 rock carvings 5.jpg 58°42′04″N 11°20′28″E / 58.70111°N 11.34111°E / 58.70111; 11.34111 Västra Götaland 1994 557 i, iii, iv
(cultural)
[12]
Royal Domain of Drottningholm Drottningholmpalace.jpg 59°19′23″N 17°53′00″E / 59.32306°N 17.88333°E / 59.32306; 17.88333 Stockholm 1991 559 iv
(cultural)
[13]
Skogskyrkogården Skogskyrk Grav 2006.jpg 59°16′32″N 18°05′58″E / 59.27556°N 18.09944°E / 59.27556; 18.09944 Stockholm 1994 558 ii, iv
(cultural)
[14]
Struve Geodetic Arc Hammerfest Meridianstein.jpg Norrbotten 2005 1187 ii, iii, vi
(cultural)
Shared with Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Russia and Ukraine [15]
Varberg Radio Station Grimeton VLF transmitter 2004.jpg 57°06′00″N 12°23′00″E / 57.10000°N 12.38333°E / 57.10000; 12.38333 Halland 2004 1134 ii, iv
(cultural)
[16]

Tentative sites[edit]

In addition to sites inscribed on the World Heritage list, member states can maintain a list of tentative sites that they may consider for nomination. Nominations for the World Heritage list are only accepted if the site was previously listed on the tentative list. As of 2012, Sweden recorded two sites on its tentative list.[17]

Name County Year UNESCO
ref
UNESCO
criteria
Description Ref
The Rise of Systematic Biology 2009 5491 vi [18]
Viking Monuments and Sites / Birka and Hovgården Stockholm 2011 5584 iii [19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sweden". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Birka and Hovgården". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Church Village of Gammelstad, Luleå". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland". UNESCO. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Engelsberg Ironworks". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Hanseatic Town of Visby". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Laponian Area". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "Naval Port of Karlskrona". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "Rock Carvings in Tanum". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  13. ^ "Royal Domain of Drottningholm". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  14. ^ "Skogskyrkogården". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  15. ^ "Struve Geodetic Arc". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  16. ^ "Varberg Radio Station". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  17. ^ "Tentative Lists". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  18. ^ "The Rise of Systematic Biology". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  19. ^ "Viking Monuments and Sites / Birka and Hovgården". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 

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