List of World Heritage Sites in Chile

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage. Below is the list of sites in Chile.[1]

History[change | change source]

UNESCO was created for the "conservation and protection of the world’s inheritance of books, works of art and monuments of history and science". The constitution of UNESCO was ratified in 1946 by 26 countries.[2]

Chile agreed to take part in the World Heritage Convention in 1980.[3]

List[change | change source]

The World Heritage Site (WHS)[4] list has developed over time. It is part of a process; and the list continues to grow.

As of 2014, there are 17 places in Chile which are on the World Heritage List.[5]

There are 17 sites which are on a tentative list.[5]

Table[change | change source]

Name Region Type Date Area (ha) Link Notes Location Image
Churches of Chiloé Los Lagos Cultural
(ii), (iii)
2000 971 16 sites 42º30'S 73º46'07'W
Rapa Nui National Park Easter Island Cultural
(i), (iii), (v)
1995 6,666 715 27º09'S 109º27'W
Qhapaq Ñan, Incasic road system Cultural
2014 11 1459 18º16'33S 69º35'35W
Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso Valparaíso Cultural
2003 23 959 33º02'28S 71º37'41W
Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works Tarapacá Cultural
(ii), (iii), (iv)
2005 573 1178 In danger 20º12'22S 69º47'38W
Sewell Mining Town O'Higgins Cultural
2006 17 1214 34º05'22S 70º22'59W

Tentative List[change | change source]

The Tentative List consists of sites which have been nominated. The evaluation process is not yet completed. Here is the list.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. UNESCO Official page for main list
  2. UNESCO, "Constitution"; retrieved 2015-10-31.
  3. UNESCO, "States Parties: Ratification Status"; retrieved 2015-10-31.
  4. WHS is an acronym. WHS stands for "World Heritage Site".
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 UNESCO, "Chile"; retrieved 2015-10-31.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to World Heritage Sites in Chile at Wikimedia Commons