Meet the New World Heritage Properties

3 August 2021

During its extended 44th session, the World Heritage Committee examined nominations submitted in 2020 and in 2021. As the result of the session, 29 cultural and 5 natural heritage sites were inscribed in the World Heritage List, while the territory of another 3 properties were extended.

Newly inscribed cultural heritage sites (2020 nominations)

• The Great Spa Towns of Europe (Austria, Belgium, Czechia, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom)
• Frontiers of the Roman Empire – The Danube Limes (Western Segment) (Austria, Germany, Slovakia)
• Colonies of Benevolence (Belgium, Netherlands)
• Sítio Roberto Burle Marx (Brazil)
• Quanzhou: Emporium of the World in Song-Yuan China (China)
• Cordouan Lighthouse (France)
• Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt (Germany)
• Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple, Telangana (India)
• Trans-Iranian Railway (Islamic Republic of Iran)
• Padua’s fourteenth-century fresco cycles (Italy)
• Dutch Water Defence Lines extension to the World Heritage site of Defence Line of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
• Chankillo Archaeoastronomical Complex (Peru)
• Roșia Montană Mining Landscape (Romania)
• Ḥimā Cultural Area (Saudi Arabia)
• Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro, a landscape of Arts and Sciences (Spain)
• Arslantepe Mound (Turkey)
• The work of engineer Eladio Dieste: Church of Atlántida (Uruguay)

Newly inscribed natural heritage sites (2020 nominations)

• Colchic Rainforests and Wetlands (Georgia)
• Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, Northern part of Okinawa Island, and Iriomote Island (Japan)
• Getbol, Korean Tidal Flats (Republic of Korea)
• Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (Thailand)

Newly inscribed cultural heritage sites (2021 nominations)

• Settlement and Artificial Mummification of the Chinchorro Culture in the Arica and Parinacota Region (Chile)
• Sudanese style mosques in northern Côte d’Ivoire (Côte d'Ivoire)
• Nice, Winter Resort Town of the Riviera (France)
• ShUM Sites of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (Germany)
• Frontiers of the Roman Empire – The Lower German Limes (Germany, Netherlands)
• Dholavira: a Harappan City (India)
• Cultural Landscape of Hawraman / Uramanat (Islamic Republic of Iran)
• The Porticoes of Bologna (Italy)
• Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan (Japan)
• As-Salt - The Place of Tolerance and Urban Hospitality (Jordan)
• The Franciscan Ensemble of the Monastery and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption of Tlaxcala extension to the World Heritage site of Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl (Mexico)
• Petroglyphs of Lake Onega and the White Sea (Russian Federation)
• The works of Jože Plečnik in Ljubljana – Human Centred Urban Design (Slovenia)
• The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Newly inscribed natural heritage sites (2021 nominations)

• Ivindo National Park (Gabon)
• Extension to Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe (Bosnia Herzegovina, Czechia, France, Italy, North Macedonia, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland)

The current session’s inscriptions bring the total number of sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage to 1154.

The 45th session of the World Heritage Committee will take place in Kazan (Russian Federation) from 19 to 30 June 2022.

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