National monument

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A national monument is a monument constructed in order to commemorate something of importance to national heritage, such as a country's founding, independence, war, or the life and death of a historical figure.

The term may also refer to a specific monument status, such as a national heritage site, by reason of their cultural importance rather than age (see National Monument (United States)).

National monument status is usually granted to colossal symbols of national identity.

Overview[edit]

Structures or areas deemed to be of national importance and afforded protection by the state are part of a country's cultural heritage. These national heritage sites are often called something different per country and are listed by national conservation societies. Romania has listed at least one plant as a national monument, Nymphaea lotus f. thermalis.[1]

Example[edit]

Maqam Echahid in Algiers, Algeria, iconic concrete monument commemorating the Algerian war for independence.

National monument[edit]

National heritage sites[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Veler, Ana (November 2008). "Nymphaea lotus up north, naturally". Water Gardeners International. Bucharest, Romania. 3 (4). Retrieved 9 August 2014.