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Gammelstad Church Town

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Coordinates: 65°38′45″N 22°01′45″E / 65.64583°N 22.02917°E / 65.64583; 22.02917

Church Village of Gammelstad, Luleå *
Gammelstad Church Town
Country Sweden
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iv, v
Reference 762
Region ** Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1996 (20th Session)

Gammelstad Church Town (Swedish: Gammelstads kyrkstad) is a World Heritage Site in Gammelstaden close to the city of Luleå, Sweden. The church village consists of 424 wooden houses around a stone church from the early 15th-century.[1]

Motivation for World Heritage Site[change | change source]

Gammelstad Church Town was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1996 with the motivation:

The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (ii), (iv) and (v), considering that the site is of outstanding universal value as it is a remarkable example of the traditional church town of northern Scandanavia, and admirably illustrates the adaptation of conventional urban design to the special geographical and climatic conditions of a hostile natural environment.

UNESCO1996[1]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå". UNESCO. Retrieved 19 April 2017.