Chandigarh Capitol Complex

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Chandigarh Capitol Complex
UNESCO World Heritage site
Palace of Assembly Chandigarh 2006.jpg
Palace of Assembly at the Capitol Complex
Official name Complexe du Capitole
Location Chandigarh, Chandigarh capital region, India
Part of The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement
Includes Palace of Assembly, Secretariat Building, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Open Hand Monument
Criteria Cultural: (i), (ii), (vi)
Reference 1321rev-014
Inscription 2016 (40th Session)
Area 66 ha (0.25 sq mi)
Buffer zone 195 ha (0.75 sq mi)
Coordinates 30°45′26″N 76°48′24″E / 30.7573°N 76.8066°E / 30.7573; 76.8066Coordinates: 30°45′26″N 76°48′24″E / 30.7573°N 76.8066°E / 30.7573; 76.8066
Chandigarh Capitol Complex is located in India
Chandigarh Capitol Complex
Location of Chandigarh Capitol Complex in India

Chandigarh Capitol Complex, located in the sector-1 of Chandigarh city in India, is a government compound designed by the architect Le Corbusier[1] and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[2] It is spread over an area of around 100 acres and is a prime manifestation of Chandigarh's architecture. It comprises three buildings, three monuments and a lake, including the Palace of Assembly or Legislative Assembly, Secretariat, High Court, Open Hand Monument, Geometric Hill and Tower of Shadows.[3][4][5][6][7]. It was added in UNESCO World Heritage Site List in 2016.

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