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Unesco World Heritage Sites

Unesco World Heritige Sites
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  1. World Heritage Sites South Africa
    Fossil Hominid Sites at Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai & Environs.  North West Province : The area contains various fossil sites containing traces of human occupation and evolution dating back some 3.3 million years.

    Mapumgubwe Cultural Landscape.  Limpopo Province.  This open savanna lays at the confluence of the Limpopo andShashe rivers. It was the heart of the Mapungubwe Kingdom until the 14th century, when the area was abandoned, leaving untouched remains of palaces and settlements.

    Richtersveld Cultural & Botanical Landscape.  Northern Province.  This mountainous desert is communally owned and managed. It sustains the semi-nomadic pastoral livelihood of the Namaquapeople, including seasonal migrations that have persisted for two millennia.

    Robben Island.  Western Cape.  Between the 17th and 20th century, the island was used as a prison, including for political prisoners, a hospital for socially unacceptable groups (leper colony), and a military base.

    Cape Floral Region.  Western & Eastern Cape.  The site consists of eight protected areas that are among the richest in plant life worldwide, containing nearly 20% of Africa's total flora. Its scientific value is demonstrated by the presence of fire and radiation adaptivity in plants and seed dispersal by insects.

    Isimangaliso Wetland Park.  Kwazulu Natal.  The park features a variety of landforms, including coral reefs, long sandy beaches, coastal dunes, lake systems, swamps, and reed and papyrus wetland, caused by fluvial, marine and aeolianprocesses. This has resulted in an exceptional species diversity.

    Vredefort Dome.  Free State.  The crater, with a diameter of 190 km (120 mi), is the largest, oldest and most deeply eroded astrobleme found on Earth, dating back more than 2 billion years.

    Uhkahlamba Drakenberg Park. Kwazulu Natal/LesothoThe park features soaring basaltic buttresses, incisive dramatic cutbacks, golden sandstone ramparts, rolling high-altitude grasslands, pristine steep-sided river valleys and rocky gorges.
  2. World Heritage Sites: USA

    Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (1982)  ILLINOIS

    Chaco Culture (1987)  NEW MEXICO

    Independence Hall (1979)  PHILADELPHIA  PENSYLLVANIA

    La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico (1983)  SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO

    Mesa Verde National Park (1978)  Montezuma County, Colorado

    Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville (1987)  VIRGINIA

    Statue of Liberty (1984)

    Taos Pueblo (1992)  NEW MEXICO


    Carlsbad Caverns National Park (1995)  NEW MEXICO

    Everglades National Park (1979) FLORIDA

    Grand Canyon National Park (1979) ARIZONA

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park (1983)  TENNESEE SOUTH CAROLINA

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (1987)  HAWAII

    Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek (1979)  ALASKA

    Mammoth Cave National Park (1981)  KENTUCKY

    Olympic National Park (1981)  WASHINGTON

    Redwood National and State Parks (1980)  CALIFORNIA

    Waterton Glacier International Peace Park (1995)  MONTANA  Shared with CANADA

    Yellowstone National Park (1978) Idaho

    Yosemite National Park (1984)  CALIFORNIA


    Papahānaumokuākea (2010)  HAWAII & USA Outlying Islands
  3. Wereld Erfines Gebiede Nederland
    1995  Schokland en omgeving

    1996  Waterlinie Amsterdam (Stelling van Amsterdam)

    1997  Molens bij Kinderdijk/Elshout

    1997  Historisch gebied van Willemstad, binnenstad en haven, Curaçao

    1998 IR D.F. Woudagemaal1999CDroogmakerij de Beemster

    2000  Rietveld Schröderhuis

    2009  Waddenzee (gedeeltelijk in Duitsland)

    2010  Zeventiende-eeuwse grachtengordel van Amsterdam binnen de Singelgracht