New UNESCO World Heritage Sites for 2018

The 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee has come to a close and the newly inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Sites have been revealed! 

Of the twenty inscriptions, thirteen are cultural properties, three are natural properties, three are mixed properties, and one property saw significant modifications to its boundaries. Of the thirteen newly inscribed cultural properties, five are located in Europe, three in Southwest Asia, two in Central Asia, two in East Asia, and one in Africa. Of the three newly inscribed natural properties, one is located in Africa, one in East Asia, and one in Europe. Of the three mixed properties, two are located in North America and one in South America.

Finally, it was the Bikin River Valley, a natural property located in the Russian Federation, that saw significant modifications to its boundaries.

Full list of newly inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

1.     Aasivissuit – Nipisat in Denmark

2.     Al-Ahsa Oasis in Saudi Arabia

3.     Ancient City of Qalhat, Oman

4.     Archaeological Border complex of Hedeby and the Danevirke, Germany

5.     Caliphate City of Medina Azahara, Spain

6.     Göbekli Tepe, Turkey

7.     Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region, Japan

8.     Ivrea, Italy

9.     Naumburg Cathedral, Germany

10.  Sansa, Buddhist Mountain Monasteries, Republic of Korea

11.  Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars Region, Iran

12.  Thimlich Ohinga Archaeological Site, Kenya

13.  Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai, India

14.  Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains, South Africa

15.  Chaine des Puys - Limagne fault tectonic arena, France

16.  Fanjingshan, China

17.  Chiribiquete National Park – “The Maloca of the Jaguar”, Colombia

18.  Pimachiowin Aki, Canada

19.  Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley: originary habitat of Mesoamerica, Mexico


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 Percentage of World Heritage Sites by Region 

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