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Title
Title:
World Heritage Sites - Number
SubTitle:
National level
Filename:  
whs_number
 
 
 
General Description
Abstract:
World heritage sites represent areas of "outstanding universal value" for their natural features, their cultural value, or for both natural and cultural values. Any party to the World Heritage Convention, adopted in 1972, may nominate sites. Party's to the Convention, commit to the conservation of the listed sites. This table only lists natural or natural/cultural sites. Natural sites contain examples of a major stage of the earth's evolutionary history; outstanding physical, biological, and geological processes; a unique or superlative natural phenomenon, formation, or feature; a habitat for a threatened species; or areas of value on scientific or aesthetic grounds, or from the point of view of conservation. Cultural sites contain monuments, group of buildings or sites of historical, aesthetic, archaeological, scientific, ethnological, or anthropological value. Several countries share World Heritage Sites. These sites, referred to as International Heritage Sites, are counted only once in continental and world totals, although they are tallied in each country that share that site. For example a site shared between Argentina and Brazil, will be listed under the country total for both Argentina and Brazil. Some World Heritage sites simultaneously encompass areas protected under other systems (such as national parks or nature reserves) and other internationally recognized sites (such as Ramsar sites or Biosphere Reserves). There are 20 sites that are inscribed in both the Ramsar and the World Heritage List and 47 sites that are inscribed in both the World Heritage List and the Man and the Biosphere Reserve Programme. Lists of common sites are available on-line at: http:// www2.iucn.org/themes/ramsar/world_heritage.htm or at http://www.unesco.org/whc/mablist.htm#debut Please refer to the original source for further information on the variables and collection methodologies.
Purpose:
According to the World Heritage Convention, "cultural heritage" is a monument, group of buildings or site of historical, aesthetic, archaeological, scientific, ethnological or anthropological value. "Natural heritage" designates outstanding physical, biological, and geological features; habitats of threatened plants or animal species and areas of value on scientific or aesthetic grounds or from the point of view of conservation.
Units:
Number of Sites
GEO Theme:
Biodiversity
GEO Data Category:   
Protected Areas and Environmental Protection
Type:
Other Documents
Subtype:
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Language:
English
Status:
Complete
Maintenance:
Unknown
 
 
 
Keywords
GEMET Theme:
Natural areas, landscape, ecosystems
Free Keywords:
World heritage sites, number, national level
 
 
 
Online Reference
URL:
No reference for download
File Format:
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Spatial Reference
Coverage:
World
Coordinates:
 
North
90
 
West -180
 
180 East
 
-90
South
 
Region:
World
Subregion:
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Resolution:
Country
 
 
 
Temporal Reference
Covered Time:
2001
 
 
 
Responsability
Person:
The World Heritage Center
Organization:
UNESCO
Address:
7, place de Fontenoy
 
 
Postal Code:
75352
City:
Paris
State:
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Country:
France
Phone:
33-1-45 68 15 71
Fax:
33-1-45 68 55 70
Email:
wh-info@unesco.org
 
 
Publisher:
UNESCO
Publ. Place:
Paris
 
 
Publ. Year:
2001
Data Source:
Wold Herit. Site
Data Provider:
World Herit. Com
Copyright:
UNESCO
User Constr.:
Public
 
 
 
Metadata Information
Person:
Gregory Giuliani
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, Chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Date:
20020503
 
 
 
 
 
GIS Data Info
Projection:
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Min. Scale:
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Max. Scale
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Data Resol.:
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Data Format:
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Statistics Data Info
Aggregation method
Mehtod:
Sum
Weight factor:
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Comments:
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Interpolations/Extrapolations
Interpolations:
None
Extrapolations:
None
Method:
Other
Comments:
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Calculated pre 1991-1992 relative country share
Former USSR:
None
Former Yugoslavia SFR:
None
Former Czechoslovakia:
None
Former Ethiopia:
None
Comments:
-----
 
General comments
Country notes:
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Definitions:
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Comments:
The following countries share World Heritage sites with a neighbouring country and these sites are therefore tallied under the both countries on a national level but only counted once for the aggregations: Argentina and Brazil share the World Heritage site of Iguazu National Park. Canada and United States of America share the two World Heritage sites of Kluane/Wrangell-St Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek and Waterton Glacier International Peace Park. Costa Rica and Panama share the World Heritage site of Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves/La Amistad National Park. Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea share the World Heritage site of Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve. France and Spain share the World Heritage site of Pyrénées - Mont Perdu. Holy See and Italy share the World Heritage site of The Historic Centre of Rome (the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura). Hungary and Slovakia share the World Heritage site of The Caves of the Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst. Zambia and Zimbabwe share the World Heritage site of Mosi-oa-Tunya/Victoria Falls. The following countries share World Heritage sites with a neighbouring country and a neighbouring GEO-Subregion. These sites are therefore tallied under the both countries on a national level and a subregional level but they are only counted once for the regional and the global aggregations: Belarus and Poland share the World Heritage site of Belovezhskaya Pushcha /Bialowieza Forest Lithuania and Russian Federation share the World Heritage site of Curonian Spit. The following countries share World Heritage sites with a neighbouring country, a neighbouring GEO-Subregion and GEO-Region. These sites are therefore tallied under the both countries on a national level, subregional level and a regional level but they are only counted once for the global aggregation: Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territory share the World Heritage site of The Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls. World heritage sites represent areas of "outstanding universal value" for their natural features, their cultural value, or for both natural and cultural values. Any party to the World Heritage Convention, adopted in 1972, may nominate sites. Party's to the Convention, commit to the conservation of the listed sites. This table lists natural, cultural, or natural/cultural sites upon following criterias: Natural sites contain examples of a major stage of the earth's evolutionary history; outstanding physical, biological, and geological processes; a unique or superlative natural phenomenon, formation, or feature; a habitat for a threatened species; or areas of value on scientific or aesthetic grounds, or from the point of view of conservation. Cultural sites contain monuments, group of buildings or sites of historical, aesthetic, archaeological, scientific, ethnological, or anthropological value. Data Source: http://whc.unesco.org/archive/list01-eng.pdf (WHC.2001/3 Jan 2001).