Gammelstad Church Town
|Church Village of Gammelstad, Luleå *|
|Criteria||ii, iv, v|
|Region **||Europe and North America|
|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.
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.
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References[change | change source]
- "Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå". UNESCO. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/762. Retrieved 19 April 2017.