Table of World Heritage Sites by country

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World Heritage Sites by country

The Table of World Heritage Sites is evolving as more sites are added to a growing list.

History[change | change source]

There are a total of 936 sites. These include properties in 153 states.[1]

As of March 2012, 189 states have ratified the World Heritage Convention.[1]

The worldwide sites have been divided by the World Heritage Committee into five geographic zones: Africa, Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe & North America, and Latin America & the Caribbean.

Table of World Heritage Sites[change | change source]

Country Natural sites Cultural sites Mixed sites Total sites Geographic zone
 Afghanistan 2 2 Asia-Pacific
 Albania 2 2 Europe & North America
 Algeria 6 1 7 Arab States
 Andorra 1 1 Europe & North America
 Argentina 4 4[note 1] 8 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Armenia 3 3 Europe & North America
 Australia 12 3 4 19 Asia-Pacific
 Austria 9[note 2] 9 Europe & North America
 Azerbaijan 2 2 Europe & North America
 Bahrain 1 1 Arab States
 Bangladesh 1 2 3 Asia-Pacific
 Barbados 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Belarus 1[note 3] 3[note 4] 4 Europe & North America
 Belgium 10[note 5] 10 Europe & North America
 Belize 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Benin 1 1 Africa
 Bolivia 1 5 6 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 2 Europe & North America
 Botswana 1 1 Africa
 Brazil 7 11[note 1] 18 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Bulgaria 2 7 9 Europe & North America
 Burkina Faso 1 1 Africa
 Cambodia 2 2 Asia-Pacific
 Cameroon 1 1 Africa
 Canada 9[note 6] 6 15 Europe & North America
 Cape Verde 1 1 Africa
 Central African Republic 1 1 Africa
 Chile 5 5 Latin America & the Caribbean
 People's Republic of China 8 29 4 41 Asia-Pacific
 Colombia 2 5 7 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Costa Rica 3[note 7] 3 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Côte d'Ivoire 3[note 8] 3 Africa
 Croatia 1 6 7 Europe & North America
 Cuba 2 7 9 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Cyprus 3 3 Europe & North America
 Czech Republic 12 12 Europe & North America
 Democratic People's Republic of Korea 1 1 Asia-Pacific
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 5 5 Africa
 Denmark 1 3 4 Europe & North America
 Dominica 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Dominican Republic 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Ecuador 2 2 4 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Egypt 1 6 7 Arab States
 El Salvador 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Estonia 2[note 4] 2 Europe & North America
 Ethiopia 1 7 8 Africa
 Finland 1[note 9] 6[note 4] 7 Europe & North America
 France 3 33[note 5] 1[note 10] 37 Europe & North America
 Gabon 1 1 Africa
 Gambia 2[note 11] 2 Africa
 Georgia 3 3 Europe & North America
 Germany 3[note 12] 33[note 13][note 14][note 15] 36 Europe & North America
 Ghana 2 2 Africa
 Greece 15 2 17 Europe & North America
 Guatemala 2 1 3 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Guinea 1[note 8] 1 Africa
 Haiti 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Holy See 2[note 16] 2 Europe & North America
 Honduras 1 1 2 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Hungary 1[note 17] 8[note 2] 9 Europe & North America
 Iceland 1 1 2 Europe & North America
 India 6 23 29 Asia-Pacific
 Indonesia 4 3 7 Asia-Pacific
 Iran (Islamic Republic of) 13 13 Asia-Pacific
 Iraq 3 3 Arab States
 Ireland 2 2 Europe & North America
 Israel 6 6 Asia
 Italy 3[note 18] 44[note 16][note 19] 47 Europe & North America
 Japan 4 12 16 Asia-Pacific
 Jordan 3 3 Arab States
 Kazakhstan 1 2 3 Asia-Pacific
 Kenya 3 2 5 Africa
 Kiribati 1 1 Asia-Pacific
 Kyrgyzstan 1 1 Asia-Pacific
 Laos 2 2 Asia-Pacific
 Latvia 2[note 4] 2 Europe & North America
 Lebanon 5 5 Arab States
 Libya 5 5 Arab States
 Lithuania 4[note 4][note 20] 4 Europe & North America
 Luxembourg 1 1 Europe & North America
 Macedonia 1 1 Europe & North America
 Madagascar 2 1 3 Africa
 Malawi 1 1 2 Africa
 Malaysia 2 1 3 Asia-Pacific
 Mali 3 1 4 Africa
 Malta 3 3 Europe & North America
 Marshall Islands 1 1 Asia-Pacific
 Mauritania 1 1 2 Arab States
 Mauritius 2 2 Africa
 Mexico 4 27 31 Europe & North America
 Moldova 1[note 4] 1 Europe & North America
 Mongolia 1[note 21] 1 2 Asia-Pacific
 Montenegro 1 1 2 Europe & North America
 Morocco 8 8 Arab States
 Mozambique 1 1 Africa
 Namibia 1 1 Africa
 Nepal 2 2[note 22] 4 Asia-Pacific
 Netherlands 1[note 12] 8 9 Europe & North America
 New Zealand 2 1 3 Asia-Pacific
 Nicaragua 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Niger 2 2 Africa
 Nigeria 2 2 Africa
 Norway 1 6[note 4] 7 Europe & North America
 Oman [note 23] 4 4 Arab States
 Pakistan 6 6 Asia-Pacific
 Panama 3[note 7] 2 5 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Papua New Guinea 1 1 Asia-Pacific
 Paraguay 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Peru 2 7 2 11 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Philippines 2 3 5 Asia-Pacific
 Poland 1[note 3] 12[note 14] 13 Europe & North America
 Portugal 1 12[note 24] 13 Europe & North America
 Republic of Korea 1 9 10 Asia-Pacific
 Romania 1 6 7 Europe & North America
 Russian Federation 9[note 21] 15[note 4][note 20] 24 Europe & North America
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Saint Lucia 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 San Marino 1 1 Europe & North America
 Saudi Arabia 2 2 Arab States
 Senegal 2 3[note 11] 5 Africa
 Serbia 4 4 Europe & North America
 Seychelles 2 2 Africa
 Slovakia 2[note 17][note 25] 5 7 Europe & North America
 Slovenia 1 1 2 Europe & North America
 Solomon Islands 1 1 Asia-Pacific
 South Africa 3 4 1 8 Africa
 Spain 3 38[note 24] 2[note 10] 43 Europe & North America
 Sri Lanka 2 6 8 Asia-Pacific
 Sudan 2 2 Arab States
 Suriname 1 1 2 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Sweden 1[note 9] 12[note 4] 1 14 Europe & North America
 Switzerland 3[note 18] 8[note 19] 11 Europe & North America
 Syria 6 6 Arab States
 Tajikistan 1 1 Asia-Pacific
 Tanzania 3 3 1 7 Africa
 Thailand 2 3 5 Asia-Pacific
 Togo 1 1 Africa
 Tunisia 1 7 8 Arab States
 Turkey 8 2 10 Europe & North America
 Turkmenistan 3 3 Asia-Pacific
 Uganda 2 1 3 Africa
 Ukraine 1 4[note 4] 5 Europe & North America
 United Kingdom 4 23[note 13] 1 28 Europe & North America
 United States of America 12[note 6] 8 1 21 Europe & North America
 United Arab Emirates 1 1 Arab States
 Uruguay 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Uzbekistan 4 4 Asia-Pacific
 Vanuatu 1 1 Asia-Pacific
 Venezuela 1 2 3 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Vietnam 2 5 7 Asia-Pacific
 Yemen 1 3 4 Arab States
 Zambia 1[note 26] 1 Africa
 Zimbabwe 2[note 26] 3 5 Africa
(less duplications) 12 19 1 32
Total 183 725 28 936 153 states

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Notes[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The cultural site Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape is shared between Austria and Hungary.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The natural site Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Białowieża Forest is shared between Belarus and Poland.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 The cultural site Struve Geodetic Arc is shared among Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Moldova, Russia, Sweden, and Ukraine.
  5. 5.0 5.1 The cultural site Belfries of Belgium and France is shared between Belgium and France.
  6. 6.0 6.1 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.
  7. 7.0 7.1 The natural site Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park is shared between Costa Rica and Panama.
  8. 8.0 8.1 The natural site Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve is shared between Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea.
  9. 9.0 9.1 The natural site High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago is shared between Finland and Sweden.
  10. 10.0 10.1 The mixed site Pyrénées - Mont Perdu is shared between France and Spain.
  11. 11.0 11.1 The cultural site Stone Circles of Senegambia is shared between Gambia and Senegal.
  12. 12.0 12.1 The natural site The Wadden Sea is shared between Germany and the Netherlands.
  13. 13.0 13.1 The cultural site Frontiers of the Roman Empire is shared between Germany and the United Kingdom.
  14. 14.0 14.1 The cultural site Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski is shared between Germany and Poland.
  15. In addition, the former cultural site Dresden Elbe Valley has been delisted.
  16. 16.0 16.1 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.
  17. 17.0 17.1 The natural site Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst is shared between Hungary and Slovakia.
  18. 18.0 18.1 The natural site Monte San Giorgio is shared between Italy and Switzerland.
  19. 19.0 19.1 The cultural site Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes is shared between Italy and Switzerland.
  20. 20.0 20.1 The cultural site Curonian Spit is shared between Lithuania and Russia.
  21. 21.0 21.1 The natural site Uvs Nuur Basin is shared between Mongolia and Russia.
  22. Kathmandu Valley has 8 sites within its boundaries and are listed under one name. The sites are: the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur, Buddhist Stupas of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath, and Hindu Temples of Pashupatinath and Changu Narayan
  23. In addition, the former natural site Arabian Oryx Sanctuary has been delisted.
  24. 24.0 24.1 The cultural site Prehistoric Rock-Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde is shared between Portugal and Spain.
  25. The natural site Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians is shared between Slovakia and Ukraine.
  26. 26.0 26.1 The natural site Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls is shared between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 World Heritage List, UNESCO World Heritage Sites official sites; retrieved 2012-6-15.

Other websites[change | change source]

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