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World Heritage Sites by country

As of July 2019, there are a total of 1,121 World Heritage Sites located in 167 States Parties (countries that have adhered to the World Heritage Convention, including the non-member state of the Holy See), of which 869 are cultural, 213 are natural and 39 are mixed properties.[1] The countries have been divided by the World Heritage Committee into five geographic zones: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and North America, and Latin America and the Caribbean. China and Italy have the highest number of World Heritage Sites, both with 55 entries.[2][3] However, 27 state parties have no properties inscribed on the World Heritage List: Bahamas, Bhutan, Brunei, Burundi, Comoros, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Kuwait, Liberia, Maldives, Monaco, Niue, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Tonga and Trinidad and Tobago.[4]

List of World Heritage Sites[edit]

Country Natural sites Cultural sites Mixed sites Total sites Shared sites[5] UNESCO region
Afghanistan Afghanistan 2 2 Asia and the Pacific
Albania Albania 2[note 1] 2 4 2 Europe and North America
Algeria Algeria 6 1 7 Arab States
Andorra Andorra 1 1 Europe and North America
Angola Angola 1 1 Africa
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda 1 1 Latin America and the Caribbean
Argentina Argentina 5 6[note 2][note 3][note 4] 11 3 Latin America and the Caribbean
Armenia Armenia 2 1 3 Europe and North America
Australia Australia 12 4 4 20 Asia and the Pacific
Austria Austria 1[note 1] 9[note 5][note 6] 10 3 Europe and North America
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 3 3 Europe and North America
Bahrain Bahrain 3 3 Arab States
Bangladesh Bangladesh 1 2 3 Asia and the Pacific
Barbados Barbados 1 1 Latin America and the Caribbean
Belarus Belarus 1[note 7] 3[note 8] 4 2 Europe and North America
Belgium Belgium 1[note 1] 12[note 9][note 3] 13 3 Europe and North America
Belize Belize 1 1 Latin America and the Caribbean
Benin Benin 1[note 10] 1 2 1 Africa
Bolivia Bolivia 1 6[note 4] 7 1 Latin America and the Caribbean
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 3[note 11] 3 1 Europe and North America
Botswana Botswana 1 1 2 Africa
Brazil Brazil 7 14[note 2] 1 22 1 Latin America and the Caribbean
Bulgaria Bulgaria 3[note 1] 7 10 1 Europe and North America
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 1[note 10] 2 3 1 Africa
Cambodia Cambodia 3 3 Asia and the Pacific
Cameroon Cameroon 2[note 12] 2 1 Africa
Canada Canada 10[note 13] 9 1 20 2 Europe and North America
Cape Verde Cape Verde 1 1 Africa
Central African Republic Central African Republic 2[note 12] 2 1 Africa
Chad Chad 1 1 2 Africa
Chile Chile 6[note 4] 6 1 Latin America and the Caribbean
China China 14 37[note 14] 4 55 1 Asia and the Pacific
Colombia Colombia 2 6[note 4] 1 9 1 Latin America and the Caribbean
Republic of the Congo Congo 1[note 12] 1 1 Africa
Costa Rica Costa Rica 3[note 15] 1 4 1 Latin America and the Caribbean
Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire 3[note 16] 1 4 1 Africa
Croatia Croatia 2 8[note 11] 10 3 Europe and North America
Cuba Cuba 2 7 9 Latin America and the Caribbean
Cyprus Cyprus 3 3 Europe and North America
Czech Republic Czech Republic 14[note 17] 14 1 Europe and North America
North Korea Democratic People's Republic of Korea 2 2 Asia and the Pacific
Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo 5 5 Africa
Denmark Denmark 3 7 10 1 Europe and North America
Dominica Dominica 1 1 Latin America and the Caribbean
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 1 1 Latin America and the Caribbean
Ecuador Ecuador 2 3[note 4] 5 1 Latin America and the Caribbean
Egypt Egypt 1 6 7 Arab States
El Salvador El Salvador 1 1 Latin America and the Caribbean
Eritrea Eritrea 1 1 Africa
Estonia Estonia 2[note 8] 2 1 Europe and North America
Ethiopia Ethiopia 1 8 9 Africa
Fiji Fiji 1 1 Asia and the Pacific
Finland Finland 1[note 18] 6[note 8] 7 2 Europe and North America
France France 5[note 19][note 20][note 21] 39[note 9][note 3][note 6][note 22] 1[note 23] 45 4 Europe and North America
Gabon Gabon 1 1 Africa
The Gambia Gambia 2[note 24] 2 1 Africa
Georgia (country) Georgia 3 3 Europe and North America
Germany Germany 3[note 25][note 1] 43[note 26][note 27][note 28][note 3][note 6][note 17] 46 6 Europe and North America
Ghana Ghana 2 2 Africa
Greece Greece 16 2 18 Europe and North America
Guatemala Guatemala 2 1 3 Latin America and the Caribbean
Guinea Guinea 1[note 16] 1 1 Africa
Haiti Haiti 1 1 Latin America and the Caribbean
  Holy See 2[note 29] 2 1 Europe and North America
Honduras Honduras 1 1 2 Latin America and the Caribbean
Hungary Hungary 1[note 30] 7[note 5] 8 2 Europe and North America
Iceland Iceland 2 1 3 Europe and North America
India India 7 30[note 3] 1 38 1 Asia and the Pacific
Indonesia Indonesia 4 5 9 Asia and the Pacific
Iran Iran 2 22 24 Asia and the Pacific
Iraq Iraq 5 1 6 Arab States
Republic of Ireland Ireland 2 2 Europe and North America
Israel Israel 9 9 Europe and North America[6]
Italy Italy 5[note 31] 50[note 29][note 32][note 6] 55 6 Europe and North America
Jamaica Jamaica 1 1 Latin America and the Caribbean
Japan Japan 4 19[note 3] 23 1 Asia and the Pacific
Jerusalem (Site proposed by Jordan)[note 33][7][8] 1 1 without State Party
Jordan Jordan 4 1 5 Arab States
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 2[note 34] 3[note 14] 5 2 Asia and the Pacific
Kenya Kenya 3 4 7 Africa
Kiribati Kiribati 1 1 Asia and the Pacific
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 1[note 34] 2[note 14] 3 2 Asia and the Pacific
Laos Laos 3 3 Asia and the Pacific
Latvia Latvia 2[note 8] 2 1 Europe and North America
Lebanon Lebanon 5 5 Arab States
Lesotho Lesotho 1[note 35] 1 1 Africa
Libya Libya 5 5 Arab States
Lithuania Lithuania 4[note 8][note 36] 4 2 Europe and North America
Luxembourg Luxembourg 1 1 Europe and North America
Madagascar Madagascar 2 1 3 Africa
Malawi Malawi 1 1 2 Africa
Malaysia Malaysia 2 2 4 Asia and the Pacific
Mali Mali 3 1 4 Africa
Malta Malta 3 3 Europe and North America
Marshall Islands Marshall Islands 1 1 Asia and the Pacific
Mauritania Mauritania 1 1 2 Arab States
Mauritius Mauritius 2 2 Africa
Mexico Mexico 6 27 2 35 Latin America and the Caribbean
Moldova Moldova 1[note 8] 1 1 Europe and North America
Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia 2 2 Asia and the Pacific
Mongolia Mongolia 2[note 37] 3 5 2 Asia and the Pacific
Montenegro Montenegro 1 3 4 2 Europe and North America
Morocco Morocco 9 9 Arab States
Mozambique Mozambique 1 1 Africa
Myanmar Myanmar 2 2 Asia and the Pacific
Namibia Namibia 1 1 2 Africa
Nepal Nepal 2 2[note 38] 4 Asia and the Pacific
Netherlands Netherlands 1[note 25] 9 10 1 Europe and North America
New Zealand New Zealand 2 1 3 Asia and the Pacific
Nicaragua Nicaragua 2 2 Latin America and the Caribbean
Niger Niger 2[note 10] 1 3 1 Africa
Nigeria Nigeria 2 2 Africa
Norway Norway 1 7[note 8] 8 1 Europe and North America
North Macedonia North Macedonia 1 1 Europe and North America
Oman Oman [note 39] 5 5 Arab States
Pakistan Pakistan 6 6 Asia and the Pacific
Palau Palau 1 1 Asia and the Pacific
State of Palestine Palestine 2 2 Arab States
Panama Panama 3[note 15] 2 5 1 Latin America and the Caribbean
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 1 1 Asia and the Pacific
Paraguay Paraguay 1 1 Latin America and the Caribbean
Peru Peru 2 8[note 4] 2 12 1 Latin America and the Caribbean
Philippines Philippines 3 3 6 Asia and the Pacific
Poland Poland 1[note 7] 15[note 40][note 27][9] 16 3 Europe and North America
Portugal Portugal 1 16[note 41] 17 1 Europe and North America
Qatar Qatar 1 1 Arab States
South Korea Republic of Korea 1 13 14 Asia and the Pacific
Romania Romania 1 6 7 1 Europe and North America
Russia Russia 11[note 37] 18[note 8][note 36] 29 4 Europe and North America
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 1 Latin America and the Caribbean
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia 1 1 Latin America and the Caribbean
San Marino San Marino 1 1 Europe and North America
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 5 5 Arab States
Senegal Senegal 2 5[note 24] 7 1 Africa
Serbia Serbia 5[note 11] 5 1 Europe and North America
Seychelles Seychelles 2 2 Africa
Singapore Singapore 1 1 Asia and the Pacific
Slovakia Slovakia 2[note 30][note 1] 5 7 2 Europe and North America
Slovenia Slovenia 1 2[note 42][note 6] 3 3 Europe and North America
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands 1 1 Asia and the Pacific
South Africa South Africa 4 5 1[note 35] 10 1 Africa
Spain Spain 4 42[note 41][note 42] 2[note 23] 48 4 Europe and North America
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2 6 8 Asia and the Pacific
Sudan Sudan 1 2 3 Arab States
Suriname Suriname 1 1 2 Latin America and the Caribbean
Sweden Sweden 1[note 18] 13[note 8] 1 15 2 Europe and North America
Switzerland Switzerland 3[note 31] 9[note 32][note 3][note 6] 12 4 Europe and North America
Syria Syria 6 6 Arab States
Tajikistan Tajikistan 1 1 2 Asia and the Pacific
Tanzania Tanzania 3 3 1 7 Africa
Thailand Thailand 2 3 5 Asia and the Pacific
Togo Togo 1 1 Africa
Tunisia Tunisia 1 7 8 Arab States
Turkey Turkey 16 2 18 Europe and North America
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 3 3 Asia and the Pacific
Uganda Uganda 2 1 3 Africa
Ukraine Ukraine 1[note 1] 6[note 8][note 40] 7 3 Europe and North America
United Kingdom United Kingdom 4 27[note 26] 1 32 1 Europe and North America
United States United States 12[note 13] 11 1 24 2 Europe and North America
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 1 1 Arab States
Uruguay Uruguay 2 2 Latin America and the Caribbean
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1[note 34] 4 5 1 Asia and the Pacific
Vanuatu Vanuatu 1 1 Asia and the Pacific
Venezuela Venezuela 1 2 3 Latin America and the Caribbean
Vietnam Vietnam 2 5 1 8 Asia and the Pacific
Yemen Yemen 1 3 4 Arab States
Zambia Zambia 1[note 43] 1 1 Africa
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 2[note 43] 3 5 1 Africa
(less Transboundary Sites) 14 18 2 34
Total 213 869 39 1 121 38 167 State Parties

Countries with major concentrations of World Heritage Sites[edit]

Note: this overview lists only countries with ten or more World Heritage Sites.

  • Purple: nations with 50 or more heritage sites
  • Brown: nations with 40 to 49 heritage sites
  • Light brown: nations with 30 to 39 heritage sites
  • Orange: nations with 20 to 29 heritage sites
  • Blue: nations with 15 to 19 heritage sites
  • Green: nations with 10 to 14 heritage sites

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g The natural site Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe is shared between Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Ukraine.
  2. ^ a b The cultural site Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil) is shared between Argentina and Brazil.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g The cultural site The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement is shared between Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan, and Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b c d e f The cultural site Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System is shared between Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru.
  5. ^ a b The cultural site Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape is shared between Austria and Hungary.
  6. ^ a b c d e f The cultural site Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps is shared between Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland.
  7. ^ a b The natural site Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Białowieża Forest is shared between Belarus and Poland.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j The cultural site Struve Geodetic Arc is shared among Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Moldova, Russia, Sweden, and Ukraine.
  9. ^ a b The cultural site Belfries of Belgium and France is shared between Belgium and France.
  10. ^ a b c The natural site W-Arly-Pendjari Complex is shared between Benin, Burkina Faso, and Niger.
  11. ^ a b c The cultural site Stecci : Medivial Tombstones is shared between Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia.
  12. ^ a b c The natural site Sangha Trinational is shared between Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo( The Republic of).
  13. ^ a b The natural sites Kluane / Wrangell-St Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek and Waterton Glacier International Peace Park are shared between Canada and the United States.
  14. ^ a b c The cultural site Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor is shared between China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan.
  15. ^ a b The natural site Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park is shared between Costa Rica and Panama.
  16. ^ a b The natural site Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve is shared between Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea.
  17. ^ a b The cultural site Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region is shared between Germany and Czechia.
  18. ^ a b The natural site High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago is shared between Finland and Sweden.
  19. ^ The natural site French Austral Lands and Seas is located in the Indian Ocean.
  20. ^ The natural site Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems is located in New Caledonia.
  21. ^ The natural site Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island is located in the Réunion.
  22. ^ The cultural site Taputapuatea is located in the French Polynesia.
  23. ^ a b The mixed site Pyrénées – Mont Perdu is shared between France and Spain.
  24. ^ a b The cultural site Stone Circles of Senegambia is shared between Gambia and Senegal.
  25. ^ a b The natural site The Wadden Sea is shared between Germany and the Netherlands.
  26. ^ a b The cultural site Frontiers of the Roman Empire is shared between Germany and the United Kingdom.
  27. ^ a b The cultural site Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski is shared between Germany and Poland.
  28. ^ In addition, the former cultural site Dresden Elbe Valley has been delisted.
  29. ^ a b The cultural site Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura is shared between the Holy See and Italy.
  30. ^ a b The natural site Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst is shared between Hungary and Slovakia.
  31. ^ a b The natural site Monte San Giorgio is shared between Italy and Switzerland.
  32. ^ a b The cultural site Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes is shared between Italy and Switzerland.
  33. ^ "Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls" is listed separately, without State Party, owing to the unresolved nature of its status. For purposes of convenience, it is listed in the "Arab States" UNESCO region, without inference as to it legal or political status therein.
  34. ^ a b c The natural site Western Tien-Shan is shared between Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan.
  35. ^ a b The mixed site Maloti-Drakensberg Park is shared between Lesotho and South Africa.
  36. ^ a b The cultural site Curonian Spit is shared between Lithuania and Russia.
  37. ^ a b The natural site Uvs Nuur Basin is shared between Mongolia and Russia.
  38. ^ Kathmandu Valley has seven groups of monuments & buildings within its boundaries and are listed under one name. The seven groups are: the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur, Buddhist Stupas of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath, and Hindu Temples of Pashupatinath and Changu Narayan, also there are places like muktinath, budanilkantha which are listed are world heritage site
  39. ^ In addition, the former natural site Arabian Oryx Sanctuary has been delisted.
  40. ^ a b The cultural site Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine is shared between Poland and Ukraine.
  41. ^ a b The cultural site Prehistoric Rock-Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde is shared between Portugal and Spain.
  42. ^ a b The cultural site Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija is shared between Slovenia and Spain.
  43. ^ a b The natural site Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls is shared between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "UNESCO World Heritage Centre – World Heritage List". UNESCO. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  2. ^ "China's Liangzhu Archaeological Site now a UNESCO World Heritage Site". news.cgtn.com. Retrieved 2019-07-06.
  3. ^ Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Italy – UNESCO World Heritage Centre". UNESCO. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  4. ^ UNESCO World Heritage Centre. "World Heritage List Statistics". unesco.org. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011.
  5. ^ Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "UNESCO World Heritage Centre – World Heritage List (transboundary)". UNESCO. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  6. ^ According to UNESCO, Israel is part of Europe and North America Region, http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/worldwide/europe-and-north-america/
  7. ^ "CLT-82/CH/CONF.015/8 – Report of the 1st Extraordinary Session of the Committee". UNESCO. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  8. ^ "CC-81/CONF. 008/2 Rev. - Justification for inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger, 1982: Report of the 6th Session of the Committee". UNESCO. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  9. ^ Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Poland – UNESCO World Heritage Centre". UNESCO. Retrieved 29 September 2017.

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