Ahwar of Southern Iraq

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Ahwar of Southern Iraq
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Ur-Nassiriyah.jpg
The ruins of Ur, with the Ziggurat of Ur visible in the background
Official nameThe Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities
LocationIraq
Includes4 marshes and 3 cities
CriteriaMixed: (iii), (v), (ix), (x)
Reference1481
Inscription2016 (40th session)
Area211,544 ha (816.78 sq mi)
Buffer zone209,321 ha (808.19 sq mi)
Coordinates31°33′44″N 47°39′28″E / 31.562222°N 47.657778°E / 31.562222; 47.657778
Ahwar of Southern Iraq is located in Iraq
Ahwar of Southern Iraq
Location of Ahwar of Southern Iraq in Iraq

The Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in south Iraq.

The Ahwar currently consists of seven sites, including three cities of Sumerian origin and four wetland areas of the Mesopotamian Marshes:

  1. Huwaizah Marshes
  2. Central Marshes
  3. East Hammar Marshes
  4. West Hammar Marshes
  5. Uruk Archaeological City
  6. Ur Archaeological City
  7. Tell Eridu Archaeological Site

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