UNESCO World Heritage Site Map

UNESCO World Heritage Site Map: A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area with legal protection by an international convention administered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). World Heritage Sites are designated by UNESCO for having cultural, historical, scientific, or another form of significance.

In 1954, the government of Egypt decided to build the new Aswan High Dam, whose resulting future reservoir would eventually inundate a large stretch of the Nile valley containing cultural treasures of ancient Egypt and ancient Nubia. In 1959, the governments of Egypt and Sudan requested UNESCO to assist them to protect and rescue the endangered monuments and sites. 

UNESCO World Heritage Site Map

Abot World Heritage Day

- World Heritage Day is celebrated all over the world on 18th April every year.

- In 1982, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) began celebrating April 18 in Tunisia as World Heritage Day.

- Celebrating this day at the 22nd General Assembly of UNESCO

- Established: 1965

- Headquarters: Paris, France

List of World Heritage Sites in India

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites are important places of cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972. Presently, there are 38 World Heritage Sites located in India. India has the sixth-largest number of sites in the world.

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