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As of 2009, there are a total of 890[1] World Heritage Sites located in 148 "state parties".[2] Of the 890 sites, 689 are cultural, 176 are natural and 25 are mixed properties. The countries have been divided by the World Heritage Committee into five geographic zones: Africa, Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe & North America, and Latin America & the Caribbean.

Contents

Countries with 10 or more World Heritage Sites

Italy, with its 44 sites, has the highest number of World Heritage Sites.

Key: Latin America and Caribbean (green), Middle East (grey), Asia-Pacific (blue), Europe (red) and North America (dark red)

Sites distribution

Map showing the distribution of all World Heritage Sites.
Map showing the distribution of Natural Heritage Sites.
Map showing the distribution of Cultural Heritage Sites.
Map showing the distribution of Mixed Heritage Sites.

Note: The maps above are current as of 2009. Sites that involved several countries have been distributed among the concerned countries, and have therefore been counted multiple times.

Country Natural sites Cultural sites Mixed sites Total sites Geographic zone
 Afghanistan 2 2 Asia-Pacific
 Albania 2 2 Europe & North America
 Algeria 6 1 7 Arab States
 Andorra 1 1 Europe & North America
 Argentina 4 3 7 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Argentina &  Brazil 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Armenia 3 3 Europe & North America
 Australia 11 2 4 17 Asia-Pacific
 Austria 7 7 Europe & North America
 Austria &  Hungary 1 1 Europe & North America
 Azerbaijan 2 2 Europe & North America
 Bahrain 1 1 Arab States
 Bangladesh 1 2 3 Asia-Pacific
 Belarus 2 2 Europe & North America
 Belarus &  Poland 1 1 Europe & North America
 Belarus,  Estonia,  Finland,  Latvia,  Lithuania,  Norway,  Moldova,  Russia,  Sweden &  Ukraine 1 1 Europe & North America
 Belgium 8 8 Europe & North America
 Belgium &  France 1 1 Europe & North America
 Belize 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Benin 1 1 Africa
 Bolivia 1 5 6 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 2 Europe & North America
 Botswana 1 1 Africa
 Brazil 7 9 16 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Bulgaria 2 7 9 Europe & North America
 Cambodia 2 2 Asia-Pacific
 Cameroon 1 1 Africa
 Canada 6 6 12 Europe & North America
 Canada &  United States 2 2 Europe & North America
 Central African Republic 1 1 Africa
 Chile 5 5 Latin America & the Caribbean
 China 7 27 4 38 Asia-Pacific
 Colombia 2 4 6 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Costa Rica 2 2 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Costa Rica &  Panama 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Côte d'Ivoire 2 2 Africa
 Croatia 1 6 7 Europe & North America
 Cuba 2 6 8 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Cyprus 3 3 Europe & North America
 Czech Republic 12 12 Europe & North America
 Democratic People's Republic of Korea 1 1 Asia-Pacific
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 5 5 Africa
 Denmark 1 3 4 Europe & North America
 Dominica 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Dominican Republic 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Ecuador 2 2 4 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Egypt 1 6 7 Arab States
 El Salvador 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Estonia 1 1 Europe & North America
 Ethiopia 1 7 8 Africa
 Finland 5 5 Europe & North America
 France 2 30 1 33 Europe & North America
 France &  Spain 1 1 Europe & North America
 Gabon 1 1 Africa
 Gambia 1 1 Africa
 Gambia &  Senegal 1 1 Africa
 Georgia (country) 3 3 Europe & North America
 Germany 1 29 30 Europe & North America
 Germany &  Poland 1 1 Europe & North America
 Germany &  United Kingdom 1 1 Europe & North America
 Ghana 2 2 Africa
 Greece 15 2 17 Europe & North America
 Guatemala 2 1 3 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Guinea &  Côte d'Ivoire 1 1 Africa
 Haiti 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Holy See 1 1 Europe & North America
 Honduras 1 1 2 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Hungary 6 6 Europe & North America
 Hungary &  Slovakia 1 1 Europe & North America
 Iceland 1 1 2 Europe & North America
 India 5 22 27 Asia-Pacific
 Indonesia 4 3 7 Asia-Pacific
 Iran (Islamic Republic of) 9 9 Asia-Pacific
 Iraq 3 3 Arab States
 Republic of Ireland 2 2 Europe & North America
 Israel 6 6 Europe & North America
 Italy 2 42 44 Europe & North America
 Italy &  Holy See 1 1 Europe & North America
 Japan 3 11 14 Asia-Pacific
 Jordan 3 3 Arab States
 Kazakhstan 2 2 Asia-Pacific
 Kenya 2 1 3 Africa
 Laos 2 2 Asia-Pacific
 Latvia 1 1 Europe & North America
 Lebanon 5 5 Arab States
 Libya 5 5 Arab States
 Lithuania 2 2 Europe & North America
 Lithuania &  Russia 1 1 Europe & North America
 Luxembourg 1 1 Europe & North America
 Madagascar 2 1 3 Africa
 Malawi 1 1 2 Africa
 Malaysia 2 1 3 Asia-Pacific
 Mali 3 1 4 Africa
 Malta 3 3 Europe & North America
 Mauritania 1 1 2 Arab States
 Mauritius 2 2 Africa
 Mexico 3 24 29 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Mongolia 1 1 Asia-Pacific
 Mongolia &  Russia 1 1 Europe & North America
 Montenegro 1 1 2 Europe & North America
 Morocco 8 8 Arab States
 Mozambique 1 1 Africa
 Namibia 1 1 Africa
 Nepal 2 2 4 Asia-Pacific
 Netherlands 7 7 Europe & North America
 New Zealand 2 1 3 Asia-Pacific
 Nicaragua 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Niger 2 2 Africa
 Nigeria 2 2 Africa
 Norway 1 5 6 Europe & North America
 Oman 4 4 Arab States
 Pakistan 6 6 Asia-Pacific
 Panama 2 2 4 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Papua New Guinea 1 1 Asia-Pacific
 Paraguay 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Peru 2 6 2 10 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Philippines 2 3 5 Asia-Pacific
 Poland 1 12 13 Europe & North America
 Portugal 1 12 13 Europe & North America
 Republic of Korea 1 8 9 Asia-Pacific
 Romania 1 6 7 Europe & North America
 Russian Federation 7 13 20 Europe & North America
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Saint Lucia 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 San Marino 1 1 Europe
 Saudi Arabia 1 1 Arab States
 Senegal 2 2 4 Africa
 Serbia 4 4 Europe & North America
 Seychelles 2 2 Africa
 Slovakia 4 4 Europe & North America
 Slovakia &  Ukraine 1 1 Europe & North America
 Slovenia 1 1 Europe & North America
 Solomon Islands 1 1 Asia-Pacific
 South Africa 3 4 1 8 Africa
 Spain 3 36 2 41 Europe & North America
 Sri Lanka 1 6 7 Asia-Pacific
 Sudan 1 1 Arab States
 Suriname 1 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Sweden 11 1 12 Europe & North America
 Finland 1 1 Europe & North America
 Switzerland 2 5 7 Europe & North America
 Syria 5 5 Arab States
 Tanzania 4 3 7 Africa
 Thailand 2 3 5 Asia-Pacific
 the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 1 1 Europe & North America
 Togo 1 1 Africa
 Tunisia 1 7 8 Arab States
 Turkey 7 2 9 Europe & North America
 Turkmenistan 3 3 Asia-Pacific
 Uganda 2 1 3 Africa
 Ukraine 2 2 Europe & North America
 United Kingdom 4 23 1 28 Europe & North America
 United States of America 10 8 18 Europe & North America
 Uruguay 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Uzbekistan 4 4 Asia-Pacific
 Vanuatu 1 1 Asia-Pacific
 Venezuela 1 2 3 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Vietnam 2 3 5 Asia-Pacific
 Yemen 3 3 Arab States
 Zambia &  Zimbabwe 1 1 Africa
 Zimbabwe 1 3 4 Africa
Total 166 660 25 851 141 State Parties

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ World Heritage List, UNESCO World Heritage Sites official sites.
  2. ^ According to UNESCO World Heritage Site, States parties are countries that have signed and ratified the World Heritage Convention.

External links

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As of 2009, there are a total of 890 World Heritage Sites located in 148 "State Parties".[1][2] Of these, 689 are cultural, 176 are natural and 25 are mixed properties.[2] Further site classification includes the classification of the State Parties among five geographic zones: Africa, Arab States (composed of Arab League members), Asia-Pacific (including Australia, New Zealand and Oceania), Europe, North America (specifically the USA and Canada; Mexico is classified in the final category), and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Note: The above maps are current as of 2009. Transboundary sites have been redistributed among the concerned countries, hence, have been counted multiple times.

State Party Natural WHS Cultural WHS Mixed WHS Total WHS Zone
 Afghanistan 2 2 Asia-Pacific
 Albania 2 2 Europe & North America
 Algeria 6 1 7 Arab States
 Andorra 1 1 Europe & North America
 Argentina 4 3 7 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Argentina &  Brazil 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Armenia 3 3 Europe & North America
 Australia 11 2 4 17 Asia-Pacific
 Austria 7 7 Europe & North America
 Austria &  Hungary 1 1 Europe & North America
 Azerbaijan 2 2 Europe & North America
 Bahrain 1 1 Arab States
 Bangladesh 1 2 3 Asia-Pacific
 Belarus 2 2 Europe & North America
 Belarus &  Poland 1 1 Europe & North America
 Belarus,  Estonia,  Finland,  Latvia,  Lithuania,  Norway,  Moldova,  Russia,  Sweden &  Ukraine 1 1 Europe & North America
File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium 8 8 Europe & North America
File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium &  France 1 1 Europe & North America
 Belize 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Benin 1 1 Africa
 Bolivia 1 5 6 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 2 Europe & North America
 Botswana 1 1 Africa
 Brazil 7 9 16 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Bulgaria 2 7 9 Europe & North America
 Cambodia 2 2 Asia-Pacific
 Cameroon 1 1 Africa
 Canada 6 6 12 Europe & North America
 Canada &  United States 2 2 Europe & North America
 Central African Republic 1 1 Africa
 Chile 5 5 Latin America & the Caribbean
File:Flag of the People' China 7 27 4 38 Asia-Pacific
 Colombia 2 4 6 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Costa Rica 2 2 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Costa Rica &  Panama 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
Template:Country data Côte d'Ivoire 2 2 Africa
 Croatia 1 6 7 Europe & North America
 Cuba 2 6 8 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Cyprus 3 3 Europe & North America
 Czech Republic 12 12 Europe & North America
Template:Country data Democratic People's Republic of Korea 1 1 Asia-Pacific
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 5 5 Africa
 Denmark 1 3 4 Europe & North America
 Dominica 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Dominican Republic 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Ecuador 2 2 4 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Egypt 1 6 7 Arab States
 El Salvador 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Estonia 1 1 Europe & North America
 Ethiopia 1 7 8 Africa
 Finland 5 5 Europe & North America
 France 1 28 29 Europe & North America
 France &  Spain 1 1 Europe & North America
 Gabon 1 1 Africa
 Gambia 1 1 Africa
 Gambia &  Senegal 1 1 Africa
Template:Country data Georgia (country) 3 3 Europe & North America
 Germany 1 29 30 Europe & North America
 Germany &  Poland 1 1 Europe & North America
 Germany &  United Kingdom 1 1 Europe & North America
 Ghana 2 2 Africa
 Greece 15 2 17 Europe & North America
 Guatemala 2 1 3 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Guinea & Template:Country data Côte d'Ivoire 1 1 Africa
Template:Country data Haiti 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Holy See 1 1 Europe & North America
Template:Country data Honduras 1 1 2 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Hungary 6 6 Europe & North America
 Hungary &  Slovakia 1 1 Europe & North America
Template:Country data Iceland 1 1 2 Europe & North America
Template:Country data India 5 22 27 Asia-Pacific
Template:Country data Indonesia 4 3 7 Asia-Pacific
Template:Country data Iran 9 9 Asia-Pacific
Template:Country data Iraq 3 3 Arab States
Template:Country data Republic of Ireland 2 2 Europe & North America
Template:Country data Israel 6 6 Europe & North America
 Italy 3 41 44 Europe & North America
 Italy &  Holy See 1 1 Europe & North America
Template:Country data Japan 3 11 14 Asia-Pacific
Template:Country data Jordan 3 3 Arab States
Template:Country data Kazakhstan 2 2 Asia-Pacific
Template:Country data Kenya 2 1 3 Africa
 Laos 2 2 Asia-Pacific
 Latvia 1 1 Europe & North America
 Lebanon 5 5 Arab States
 Libya 5 5 Arab States
 Lithuania 2 2 Europe & North America
 Lithuania &  Russia 1 1 Europe & North America
 Luxembourg 1 1 Europe & North America
 Madagascar 2 1 3 Africa
 Malawi 1 1 2 Africa
 Malaysia 2 1 3 Asia-Pacific
 Mali 3 1 4 Africa
 Malta 3 3 Europe & North America
 Mauritania 1 1 2 Arab States
 Mauritius 1 1 Arab States
 Mexico 3 24 27 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Mongolia 1 1 Asia-Pacific
 Mongolia &  Russia 1 1 Europe & North America
 Montenegro 1 1 2 Europe & North America
 Morocco 8 8 Arab States
 Mozambique 1 1 Africa
 Namibia 1 1 Africa
 Nepal 2 2 4 Asia-Pacific
 Netherlands 7 7 Europe & North America
 New Zealand 2 1 3 Asia-Pacific
 Nicaragua 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Niger 2 2 Africa
 Nigeria 2 2 Africa
 Norway 1 5 6 Europe & North America
 Oman 4 4 Arab States
 Pakistan 6 6 Asia-Pacific
 Panama 2 2 4 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Papua New Guinea 1 1 Asia-Pacific
 Paraguay 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Peru 2 6 2 10 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Philippines 2 3 5 Asia-Pacific
 Poland 1 12 13 Europe & North America
 Portugal 1 12 13 Europe & North America
Template:Country data Republic of Korea 1 7 8 Asia-Pacific
 Romania 1 6 7 Europe & North America
Template:Country data Russian Federation 7 13 20 Europe & North America
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Saint Lucia 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 San Marino 1 1 Europe
 Saudi Arabia 1 1 Arab States
 Senegal 2 2 4 Africa
 Serbia 4 4 Europe & North America
 Seychelles 2 2 Africa
 Slovakia 4 4 Europe & North America
 Slovakia &  Ukraine 1 1 Europe & North America
 Slovenia 1 1 Europe & North America
Template:Country data Solomon Islands 1 1 Asia-Pacific
 South Africa 3 4 1 8 Africa
 Spain 3 35 2 40 Europe & North America
 Sri Lanka 1 6 7 Asia-Pacific
 Sudan 1 1 Arab States
 Suriname 1 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Sweden 11 1 12 Europe & North America
 Sweden &  Finland 1 1 Europe & North America
 Switzerland 2 5 7 Europe & North America
 Syria 5 5 Arab States
 Thailand 2 3 5 Asia-Pacific
Template:Country data Republic of Macedonia 1 1 Europe & North America
 Togo 1 1 Africa
 Tunisia 1 7 8 Arab States
 Turkey 7 2 9 Europe & North America
 Turkmenistan 3 3 Asia-Pacific
 Uganda 2 1 3 Africa
 Ukraine 2 2 Europe & North America
 United Kingdom 4 21 1 26 Europe & North America
 Tanzania 4 3 7 Africa
Template:Country data United States of America 10 8 18 Europe & North America
 Uruguay 1 1 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Uzbekistan 4 4 Asia-Pacific
 Vanuatu 1 1 Asia-Pacific
 Venezuela 1 2 3 Latin America & the Caribbean
 Vietnam 2 3 5 Asia-Pacific
 Yemen 3 3 Arab States
 Zambia &  Zimbabwe 1 1 Africa
 Zimbabwe 1 3 4 Africa
Total 166 660 25 851 141 State Parties

See also

Notes and references

  1. According to UNESCO World Heritage Site, States Parties are countries that signed and ratified The World Heritage Convention. As of November 2007, there are a total of 185 States Parties.
  2. 2.0 2.1 World Heritage List, UNESCO World Heritage Sites official sites.

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