Pyrénées – Mont Perdu World Heritage Site

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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
The Cirque de Gavarnie in the French section of the World Heritage Site

Location France and Spain
Type Mixed
Criteria iii, iv, v, vii, viii
Reference 773
UNESCO region Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1997 (21st Session)
Extensions 1999

The Pyrénées – Mont Perdu World Heritage Site (also known as UNESCO Patrimonio Mundial Pirineos – Monte Perdido in Spanish[1]) is a world heritage site straddling the border between Spain and France in the Pyrenees mountain chain. The summit of Monte Perdido (French: Mont Perdu) is on the Spanish side of the border. The site was designated in 1997 and extended north in 1999 to include the Commune of Gèdre in France.

The site includes two bordering national parks: the entire Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park in Spain and the eastern part of Pyrénées Occidentales National Park in France.[2] The World Heritage Site comprises a total area of 30,639 hectares.[1]


  1. ^ a b "UNESCO Patrimonio Mundial Pirineos – Monte Perdido ", retrieved 2013-08-20 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Protected Areas and World Heritage". United Nations Environment Program - World Conservation Monitoring Centre. January 2000. Archived from the original on 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 

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Coordinates: 42°39′N 0°3′E / 42.650°N 0.050°E / 42.650; 0.050