List of World Heritage Sites in Sweden

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972.[1] The Kingdom of Sweden accepted the convention on 22 January 1985, making its historical sites eligible for inclusion on the list. As of 2016, there are fifteen World Heritage Sites in Sweden, including thirteen cultural sites, one natural site and one mixed site.[2]

Inscribed sites[edit]

Name: name as listed by the World Heritage Committee
Location: County of Sweden where the site is located and geographic coordinates of the site's location
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 Location Year UNESCO
ref
UNESCO
criteria
Description Ref
Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland Olandeketorp.jpg Kalmar
56°19′30″N 16°29′00″E / 56.32500°N 16.48333°E / 56.32500; 16.48333
2000 968 iv, v
(cultural)
[3]
Birka and Hovgården Birka Svarta jorden 1991.jpg Stockholm
59°20′07″N 17°32′34″E / 59.33528°N 17.54278°E / 59.33528; 17.54278
1993 555 iii, iv
(cultural)
[4]
Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå Gammelstad-town-12.JPG Norrbotten
65°38′46″N 22°01′43″E / 65.64611°N 22.02861°E / 65.64611; 22.02861
1996 762 ii, iv, v
(cultural)
[5]
Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland Gästgivars.jpg Gävleborg
61°42′26″N 16°11′45″E / 61.70722°N 16.19583°E / 61.70722; 16.19583
2012 1282 v
(cultural)
[6]
Engelsberg Ironworks Engelsberg-Huettenwerk-01.jpg Västmanland
59°58′00″N 16°00′30″E / 59.96667°N 16.00833°E / 59.96667; 16.00833
1993 556 iv
(cultural)
[7]
Grimeton Radio Station, Varberg Grimeton VLF transmitter 2004.jpg Halland
57°06′00″N 12°23′00″E / 57.10000°N 12.38333°E / 57.10000; 12.38333
2004 1134 ii, iv
(cultural)
[8]
Hanseatic Town of Visby Visby 4-.JPG Gotland
57°38′30″N 18°17′45″E / 57.64167°N 18.29583°E / 57.64167; 18.29583
1995 731 iv, v
(cultural)
[9]
High Coast/Kvarken Archipelago Höga Kusten, Gulf Rödviken near Ullånger, Sweden.jpg Västernorrland
63°18′00″N 21°18′00″E / 63.30000°N 21.30000°E / 63.30000; 21.30000
2000
(extended 2006)
898 viii
(natural)
Shared with Finland, see High Coast and Kvarken [10]
Laponian Area Sarek Skierffe Rapadelta.jpg Norrbotten
67°20′00″N 17°35′00″E / 67.33333°N 17.58333°E / 67.33333; 17.58333
1996 774 iii, v, vii, viii, ix
(mixed)
[11]
Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun Falu koppargruva.jpg Dalarna
60°36′17″N 15°37′51″E / 60.60472°N 15.63083°E / 60.60472; 15.63083
2001 1027 ii, iii, v
(cultural)
[12]
Naval Port of Karlskrona Fredrikskyrkan Karlskrona.jpg Blekinge
56°10′00″N 15°35′00″E / 56.16667°N 15.58333°E / 56.16667; 15.58333
1998 871 ii, iv
(cultural)
[13]
Rock Carvings in Tanum Tanumshede 2005 rock carvings 5.jpg Västra Götaland
58°42′04″N 11°20′28″E / 58.70111°N 11.34111°E / 58.70111; 11.34111
1994 557 i, iii, iv
(cultural)
[14]
Royal Domain of Drottningholm Drottningholmpalace.jpg Stockholm
59°19′23″N 17°53′00″E / 59.32306°N 17.88333°E / 59.32306; 17.88333
1991 559 iv
(cultural)
[15]
Skogskyrkogården Skogskyrk Grav 2006.jpg Stockholm
59°16′32″N 18°05′58″E / 59.27556°N 18.09944°E / 59.27556; 18.09944
1994 558 ii, iv
(cultural)
[16]
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 [17]

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 2016, Sweden recorded one site on its tentative list.[18]

Name Image County Year UNESCO
ref
UNESCO
criteria
Description Ref
The Rise of Systematic Biology LA2-Rashult.jpg Kronoberg and Uppsala 2009 5491 vi Swedish components associated with Carl Linnaeus include Råshult, Linnaean Garden, Linnaean Museum, Herbationes Upsalienses, Hågadalen-Nåsten Nature Reserve, Fäbodmossen Nature Reserve, Årike Fyris and Linnaeus' Hammarby. [19]

Location[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World Heritage Convention". UNESCO. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sweden". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Birka and Hovgården". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Church Village of Gammelstad, Luleå". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland". UNESCO. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Engelsberg Ironworks". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Varberg Radio Station". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Hanseatic Town of Visby". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "Laponian Area". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  13. ^ "Naval Port of Karlskrona". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  14. ^ "Rock Carvings in Tanum". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  15. ^ "Royal Domain of Drottningholm". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  16. ^ "Skogskyrkogården". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  17. ^ "Struve Geodetic Arc". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  18. ^ "Tentative Lists". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  19. ^ "The Rise of Systematic Biology". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 

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