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In order to qualify as a UNESCO World Heritage site, a place or structure must have great cultural, historical, and/or natural significance. There are about 51 heritage sites in Italy which is the highest number in the world. Italy is followed by China having 50 heritage sites and Spain with 45.
World Heritage Sites Map
Description : Map shows the number of heritage sites by the countries of the World. Disclaimer
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World Heritage List
Sr no.Countries No. of Heritage Site
1Italy51
2China50
3Spain45
4France42
5Germany41
6India35
7Mexico34
8United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland30
9Russian Federation26
10United States of America23
11Iran (Islamic Republic of)21
12Brazil20
13Japan20
14Australia19
15Canada18
16Greece18
17Turkey16
18Portugal15
19Sweden15
20Poland14
21Belgium12
22Czechia12
23Peru12
24Republic of Korea12
25Switzerland12
26Argentina10
27Netherlands10
28Austria9
29Bulgaria9
30Cuba9
31Ethiopia9
32Israel9
33Morocco9
34Colombia8
35Croatia8
36Denmark8
37Hungary8
38Indonesia8
39Norway8
40South Africa8
41Sri Lanka8
42Tunisia8
43Viet Nam8
44Algeria7
45Bolivia (Plurinational State of)7
46Egypt7
47Finland7
48Romania7
49Senegal7
50Slovakia7
51Ukraine7
52United Republic of Tanzania7
53Chile6
54Kenya6
55Pakistan6
56Philippines6
57Syrian Arab Republic6
58Democratic Republic of the Congo5
59Ecuador5
60Iraq5
61Jordan5
62Kazakhstan5
63Lebanon5
64Libya5
65Panama5
66Serbia5
67Thailand5
68Uzbekistan5
69Zimbabwe5
70Belarus4
71Costa Rica4
72Côte d'Ivoire4
73Lithuania4
74Malaysia4
75Mali4
76Mongolia4
77Nepal4
78Oman4
79Saudi Arabia4
80Yemen4
81Armenia3
82Bangladesh3
83Bosnia and Herzegovina3
84Cyprus3
85Georgia3
86Guatemala3
87Kyrgyzstan3
88Madagascar3
89Malta3
90Montenegro3
91New Zealand3
92Niger3
93Slovenia3
94Sudan3
95Turkmenistan3
96Uganda3
97Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)3
98Afghanistan2
99Albania2
100Azerbaijan2
101Bahrain2
102Botswana2
103Cambodia2
104Cameroon2
105Central African Republic2
106Chad2
107Democratic People's Republic of Korea2
108Estonia2
109Gambia (the)2
110Ghana2
111Holy See2
112Honduras2
113Iceland2
114Ireland2
115Lao People's Democratic Republic2
116Latvia2
117Malawi2
118Mauritania2
119Mauritius2
120Namibia2
121Nicaragua2
122Nigeria2
123Palestine2
124Seychelles2
125Suriname2
126Tajikistan2
127Uruguay2
128Andorra1
129Antigua and Barbuda1
130Barbados1
131Belize1
132Benin1
133Burkina Faso1
134Cabo Verde1
135Congo1
136Dominica1
137Dominican Republic1
138El Salvador1
139Fiji1
140Gabon1
141Guinea1
142Haiti1
143Jamaica1
144Kiribati1
145Lesotho1
146Luxembourg1
147Marshall Islands1
148Micronesia (Federated States of)1
149Mozambique1
150Myanmar1
151Palau1
152Papua New Guinea1
153Paraguay1
154Qatar1
155Republic of Moldova1
156Saint Kitts and Nevis1
157Saint Lucia1
158San Marino1
159Singapore1
160Solomon Islands1
161the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia1
162Togo1
163United Arab Emirates1
164Vanuatu1
165Zambia1
Source: http://whc.unesco.org/

Top 50 UNESCO World Heritage sites
NameYearcategoryCountry
The Taj Mahal1983CulturalIndia
Grand Canyon National Park1979NaturalUnited States of America
Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae1979CulturalEgypt
Prambanan Temple Compounds1991CulturalIndonesia
Petra1985CulturalJordan
Historic Centre of Siena1995CulturalItaly
Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls1981CulturalJerusalem (Site proposed by Jordan)
Vatican City1984CulturalHoly See
Angkor1992CulturalCambodia
Historic Centre of Český Krumlov1992CulturalCzechia
Royal Domain of Drottningholm1991CulturalSweden
Lord Howe Island Group1982NaturalAustralia
Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn1996CulturalAustria
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai2000CulturalBelgium
Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada1984CulturalSpain
Everglades National Park1979NaturalUnited States of America
Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments1990CulturalRussian Federation
Memphis and its Necropolis - the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur1979CulturalEgypt
Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza1988CulturalMexico
Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites1986CulturalUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu1983MixedPeru
Great Barrier Reef1981NaturalAustralia
Iguazu National Park1984NaturalArgentina
L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site1978CulturalCanada
Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang1987CulturalChina
Acropolis, Athens1987CulturalGreece
Fraser Island1992NaturalAustralia
Purnululu National Park2003NaturalAustralia
Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens2004CulturalAustralia
Sydney Opera House2007CulturalAustralia
Historic Centre of Vienna2001CulturalAustria
La Grand-Place, Brussels1998CulturalBelgium
Historic Centre of Brugge2000CulturalBelgium
Historic District of Old Québec1985CulturalCanada
The Great Wall1987CulturalChina
Old Town of Lijiang1997CulturalChina
Mount Huangshan1990MixedChina
Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa1994CulturalChina
Classical Gardens of Suzhou1997CulturalChina
Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing1998CulturalChina
Historic Centre of Macao2005CulturalChina
West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou2011CulturalChina
Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing1998CulturalChina
Historic Centre of Prague1992CulturalCzechia
City of Quito1978CulturalEcuador
Galápagos Islands1978NaturalEcuador
Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)1985CulturalFrance
Chartres Cathedral1979CulturalFrance
Palace and Park of Versailles1979CulturalFrance
The Loire Valley2000CulturalFrance

Source : http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/

Last Updated on: December 17th, 2017


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