List of World Heritage Sites in Iran

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There are twenty-four World Heritage Sites in Iran as of 2019,[1]

World Heritage Sites[change | change source]

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Site; named after the World Heritage Committee's official designation[2]
Location; at city, regional, or provincial level and geocoordinates
Criteria; as defined by the World Heritage Committee[3]
Area; in hectares and acres. If available, the size of the buffer zone has been noted as well. A lack of value implies that no data has been published by UNESCO
Year; during which the site was inscribed to the World Heritage List
Description; brief information about the site, including reasons for qualifying as an endangered site, if applicable
Site Image Location Criteria Area

ha (acre)

Year Description
Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran
Armenian Monastery of Saint Thaddeus - closeup.jpg
West Azerbaijan Province38°58′44″N 45°28′24″E / 38.97889°N 45.47333°E / 38.97889; 45.47333 Cultural:IrnArm

(ii)(iii)(vi)

129 (320) 2008 [4]
Bam and its Cultural Landscape BAM IR2726.JPG Kerman Province29°07′00″N 58°22′00″E / 29.11667°N 58.36667°E / 29.11667; 58.36667 Cultural:IrnBam

(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)

2004 [5]
Bisotun Darius I the Great's inscription.jpg Kermanshah Province34°23′18″N 47°26′12″E / 34.38833°N 47.43667°E / 34.38833; 47.43667 Cultural:IrnBis

(ii)(iii)

187 (460) 2006 [6]
Cultural Landscape of Maymand Maymand village.jpg Kerman Province30°10′05″N 55°22′32″E / 30.16806°N 55.37556°E / 30.16806; 55.37556 Cultural:IrnCul

(v)

4,954 (12,240) 2015 [7]
Gonbad-e Qābus Gonbad-e Qabus tower2017-1.jpg Golestan Province37°15′29″N 55°10′08″E / 37.25806°N 55.16889°E / 37.25806; 55.16889 Cultural:IrnGon

(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)

1 (2.5) 2012 [8]
Golestan Palace Golestan door.JPG Tehran35°40′47″N 51°25′13″E / 35.67972°N 51.42028°E / 35.67972; 51.42028 Cultural:IrnGon

(ii)(iii)(iv)

5.3 (13) 2013 [9]
Lut Desert Kaluts, Iran (5072510138).jpg Kerman and Sistan and Baluchestan Provinces

30°12′58″N 58°50′20″E / 30.21611°N 58.83889°E / 30.21611; 58.83889

Natural:IrnLut

(vii)(viii)

2,278,012 (5,629,090) 2016 [10]
The Ensemble of Historical Sassanian Cities in Fars Province (Bishabpur, Firouzabad, Sarvestan) Palace of Ardashir.jpg Fars Province

29°46′39″N 51°34′14″E / 29.77750°N 51.57056°E / 29.77750; 51.57056

Cultural:IrnThePerQan

(ii)(iii)(v)

639.3 (1,580) 2018 [11]
Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan Jamé Mosque Esfahan courtyard.jpg Isfahan, Isfahan Province

32°40′11″N 51°41′07″E / 32.66972°N 51.68528°E / 32.66972; 51.68528

Cultural:IrnMas

(ii)

2.0756 (5.129) 2012 [12]
Naqsh-e Jahan Square Naghshe Jahan Square Isfahan modified.jpg Isfahan, Isfahan Province

32°39′27″N 51°40′40″E / 32.65750°N 51.67778°E / 32.65750; 51.67778

Cultural:IrnMei

(i)(v)(vi)

1979 [13]
Pasargadae مقبره کورش (EDITED).jpg Fars Province30°11′38″N 53°10′02″E / 30.19389°N 53.16722°E / 30.19389; 53.16722 Cultural:IrnPas

(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)

160 (400) 2004 [14]
Persepolis Gate of All Nations, Persepolis.jpg Fars Province29°56′04″N 52°53′25″E / 29.93444°N 52.89028°E / 29.93444; 52.89028 Cultural:IrnPer

(i)(iii)(vi)

12.5 (31) 1979 [15]
Shahr-e Sukhteh کاخ سوخته شهر سوحته.jpg Sistan and Baluchestan Province30°35′38″N 61°19′40″E / 30.59389°N 61.32778°E / 30.59389; 61.32778 Cultural:IrnPer

(ii)(iii)(iv)

275 (680) 2014 [16]
Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil Sheikh-safi tomb.JPG Ardabil Province38°14′55″N 48°17′29″E / 38.24861°N 48.29139°E / 38.24861; 48.29139 Cultural:IrnShe

(i)(ii)(iv)

2 (4.9) 2010 [17]
Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System Darafsh (6).jpg Khuzestan Province32°01′07″N 48°50′09″E / 32.01861°N 48.83583°E / 32.01861; 48.83583 Cultural:IrnShu

(i)(ii)(v)

240 (590) 2009 [18]
Soltaniyeh Solt dome 1.JPG Zanjan Province36°26′07″N 48°47′48″E / 36.43528°N 48.79667°E / 36.43528; 48.79667 Cultural:IrnSha

(ii)(iii)(iv)

790 (2,000) 2005 [19]
Susa Royal City and Acropolis Tepes.jpg Khuzestan Province32°11′22″N 48°15′22″E / 32.18944°N 48.25611°E / 32.18944; 48.25611 Cultural:IrnSus

(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)

350 (860) 2015 [20]
Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex Carpet Bazaar of Tabriz.JPG East Azerbaijan Province38°04′53″N 46°17′35″E / 38.08139°N 46.29306°E / 38.08139; 46.29306 Cultural:IrnTab

(ii)(iii)(iv)

29 (72) 2010 [21]
Takht-e Soleyman Takht-e-soleiman-1.jpg West Azerbaijan Province36°36′14″N 47°14′06″E / 36.60389°N 47.23500°E / 36.60389; 47.23500 Cultural:IrnTak

(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)

10 (25) 2003 [22]
Tchogha Zanbil ChoghaZanbil Darafsh (17).jpg Khuzestan Province32°05′00″N 48°32′00″E / 32.08333°N 48.53333°E / 32.08333; 48.53333 Cultural:IrnTch

(iii)(iv)

1979 [23]
The Persian Garden 40sotoon.jpg Many Provinces (Fars, Kerman, Razavi Khorasan, Yazd, Mazandaran, and Isfahan Provinces) Cultural:IrnThePerGar

(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)

716 (1,770) 2011 [24]
Persian Qanat Kariz kaykhosrow.jpg Razavi Khorasan, South Khorasan, Yazd, Kerman, Markazi and Isfahan Provinces

34°17′24″N 58°39′16″E / 34.29000°N 58.65444°E / 34.29000; 58.65444

Cultural:IrnThePerQan

(iii)(iv)

2016 [25]
Historic City of Yazd Yazd Unesco.jpg Yazd, Yazd Province

31°53′50″N 54°22′4″E / 31.89722°N 54.36778°E / 31.89722; 54.36778

Cultural:IrnThePerQan

(iii)(v)

195.67 (483.5) 2017 [26]
Caspian Hyrcanian mixed forests Ghaleye Rud Khan (40) 4.jpg Golestan, Mazandaran and Gilan Provinces

37°25′17.3″N 55°43′27.4″E / 37.421472°N 55.724278°E / 37.421472; 55.724278

Natural:IrnHyr

(ix)

129,484.74 (319,963.8) 2019 Hyrcanian forest covered some parts of Three provinces of Iran including: Golestan Province: The entirety of the southern and southwestern areas as well as parts of the eastern regions of the Gorgan plain is covered with Hyrcanian forest, totaling an area.[27]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Iran". UNESCO. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  2. "World Heritage List". UNESCO. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
  3. "The Criteria for Selection". UNESCO. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  4. "Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran". UNESCO. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  5. "Bam and its Cultural Landscape". UNESCO. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  6. "Bisotun". UNESCO. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  7. "Cultural Landscape of Maymand". UNESCO. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  8. "Gonbad-e Qābus". UNESCO. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  9. "Golestan Palace". UNESCO. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  10. "Lut Desert". UNESCO. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  11. "Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars Region". UNESCO. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  12. "Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan". UNESCO. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  13. "Meidan Emam, Esfahan". UNESCO. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  14. "Pasargadae". UNESCO. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  15. "Persepolis". UNESCO. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  16. "Shahr-e Sukhteh". UNESCO. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  17. "Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil". UNESCO. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  18. "Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System". UNESCO. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  19. "Soltaniyeh". UNESCO. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  20. "Susa". UNESCO. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  21. "Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex". UNESCO. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  22. "Takht-e Soleyman". UNESCO. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  23. "Tchogha Zanbil". UNESCO. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  24. "The Persian Garden". UNESCO. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  25. "The Persian Qanat". UNESCO. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  26. "Historic City of Yazd". UNESCO. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  27. "Hyrcanian forests". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 Aug 2019.