UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Factins

 

Introduction to UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

UNESCO refers United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, located in French. It is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris.

Its declared purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter.

It strengthens the ties between nations and societies, and mobilizes the wider public. UNESCO is targeting on educational, scientific, and cultural and promote the importance of them to peoples. UNESCO’s aim is “To contribute to the building of peace”.

It identify the places which needs to be encouraged and explore the importance of that places through child education system all over the world. So that people come to the importance of those places.

UNESCO not only targeting on exploring the things. It is also gives assurance to save the places whichever is listed by the time. These places will be maintained by the UNESCO agency with Government once the places is listed by the UNESCO Community.

 

What is UNESCO world heritage site :

UNESCO Heritage place is simply known as International Wonders or Treasure or Universal value.

The UNESCO  Heritage places will be listed by Cultural site, Natural site and Mixed site sections. In which the places will be sub-categorized as Danger list.

UNESCO have listed 1073 places as Heritage places and counting in Cultural site, Natural site and Mixed site sections, in which 54 places are considered in endangered list.

Overview of UNESCO World Heritage Sites by region specific

 

Regions Cultural site Natural site Mixed Site Total sites No of Countries Contributed
Africa 51 37 5 93 35
Arab States 74 5 3 82 18
Asia and the Pacific 177 64 12 253 36
Europe and North America 434 62 10 506 50
Latin America and the Caribbean 96 38 5 139 28
Total 832 206 35 1073 167

 

UNESCO World Heritage Sites List by Country,

 

Country Sites Count
Italy 53
China 52
Spain 46
France 43
Germany 42
India 36
Mexico 34
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 31
Russian Federation 28
United States of America 23
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 22
Brazil 21
Japan 21
Australia 19
Canada 18
Greece 18
Turkey 17
Poland 15
Portugal 15
Sweden 15
Belgium 13
Czechia 12
Peru 12
Republic of Korea 12
Switzerland 12
Argentina 11
Austria 10
Bulgaria 10
Croatia 10
Netherlands 10
Cuba 9
Denmark 9
Ethiopia 9
Israel 9
Morocco 9
South Africa 9
Colombia 8
Hungary 8
Indonesia 8
Norway 8
Romania 8
Sri Lanka 8
Tunisia 8
Viet Nam 8
Algeria 7
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 7
Egypt 7
Finland 7
Senegal 7
Slovakia 7
Ukraine 7
United Republic of Tanzania 7
Chile 6
Kenya 6
Pakistan 6
Philippines 6
Syrian Arab Republic 6
Democratic Republic of the Congo 5
Ecuador 5
Iraq 5
Jordan 5
Kazakhstan 5
Lebanon 5
Libya 5
Mongolia 5
Panama 5
Serbia 5
Thailand 5
Uzbekistan 5
Zimbabwe 5
Belarus 4
Costa Rica 4
Côte d’Ivoire 4
Lithuania 4
Malaysia 4
Mali 4
Montenegro 4
Nepal 4
Oman 4
Saudi Arabia 4
Slovenia 4
Yemen 4
Albania 3
Armenia 3
Bangladesh 3
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
Cambodia 3
Cyprus 3
Georgia 3
Guatemala 3
Kyrgyzstan 3
Madagascar 3
Malta 3
New Zealand 3
Niger 3
Palestine 3
Sudan 3
Turkmenistan 3
Uganda 3
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 3
Afghanistan 2
Azerbaijan 2
Bahrain 2
Benin 2
Botswana 2
Burkina Faso 2
Cameroon 2
Central African Republic 2
Chad 2
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 2
Estonia 2
Gambia (the) 2
Ghana 2
Holy See 2
Honduras 2
Iceland 2
Ireland 2
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 2
Latvia 2
Malawi 2
Mauritania 2
Mauritius 2
Namibia 2
Nicaragua 2
Nigeria 2
Seychelles 2
Suriname 2
Tajikistan 2
Uruguay 2
Andorra 1
Angola 1
Antigua and Barbuda 1
Barbados 1
Belize 1
Cabo Verde 1
Congo 1
Dominica 1
Dominican Republic 1
El Salvador 1
Eritrea 1
Fiji 1
Gabon 1
Guinea 1
Haiti 1
Jamaica 1
Kiribati 1
Lesotho 1
Luxembourg 1
Marshall Islands 1
Micronesia (Federated States of) 1
Mozambique 1
Myanmar 1
Palau 1
Papua New Guinea 1
Paraguay 1
Qatar 1
Republic of Moldova 1
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1
Saint Lucia 1
San Marino 1
Singapore 1
Solomon Islands 1
the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 1
Togo 1
United Arab Emirates 1
Vanuatu 1
Zambia 1

See here to know the list of the UNESCO heritage places in the world in detail in country wise.

 

Why am i targeting on UNESCO World Heritage Sites ?

Our vision is to explore the nature an historic places around the world which is the vision of UNESCO as well. In addition to we are giving awareness to save natural resources. These natural resources are mostly listed in UNESCO places.

So our aim is to explore the importance of all the natural and cultural places listed in UNESCO.