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    A World Heritage site is a place of natural or cultural interest which is so valuable that it is important for the whole of humanity. It is a place, site, environment, or object which provides unique testimony to the history of the earth and of mankind. Once inscribed on the prestigious World Heritage List, it is guaranteed protection and care for all time. Sweden has thirteen sites on the list.
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    There is every reason to be proud of our shared world heritage, but there is also reason for concern. Many of the sites are threatened by destruction and decay. That is why the World Heritage List was established. It is based on UNESCO’s Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, which was adopted by the United Nations in 1972. Sweden adhered to the Convention in 1984 and has thus – along with more than 150 other nations – voluntarily undertaken to protect its own world heritage for all time, and to support other countries in their efforts to look after theirs.

    For a site to be inscribed on the list it must satisfy a number of criteria. A cultural site, for example, must be a masterwork created by humans, a style-setting architectural building, a place associated with ideas or beliefs of universal significance, or an outstanding example of a traditional way of life which is representative of a particular culture. A natural site can exemplify important stages in the development of the earth, represent ongoing ecological or biological processes, be a landscape of exceptional natural beauty or a habitat for endangered animal species.

    The World Heritage List is constantly growing and now includes some 600 sites. The Royal Domain of Drottningholm was the first Swedish site to be inscribed in 1991, and by 2001 a total of thirteen sites of cultural and natural interest were included on the list.

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    The Naval Port of Karlskrona
    Agricultural Landscape Öland
    Hanseatic Town, Visby
    Varberg Radio Station
    Woodland Cemetery, Stockholm
    Birka and Hovgården, Ekerö
    Falun and Kopparbergslagen
    The Royal Domain of Drottningholm, Ekerö
    The High Coast
    Engelsberg Ironworks
    Church Town, Luleå
    Laponian Area, Lappland

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  • There is every reason to be proud of our shared world heritage, but there is also reason for concern. Many of the sites are threatened by destruction and decay. That is why the World Heritage List was established. It is based on UNESCO’s Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, which was adopted by the United Nations in 1972. Sweden adhered to the Convention in 1984 and has thus – along with more than 150 other nations – voluntarily undertaken to protect its own world heritage for all time, and to support other countries in their efforts to look after theirs.

    For a site to be inscribed on the list it must satisfy a number of criteria. A cultural site, for example, must be a masterwork created by humans, a style-setting architectural building, a place associated with ideas or beliefs of universal significance, or an outstanding example of a traditional way of life which is representative of a particular culture. A natural site can exemplify important stages in the development of the earth, represent ongoing ecological or biological processes, be a landscape of exceptional natural beauty or a habitat for endangered animal species.

    The World Heritage List is constantly growing and now includes some 600 sites. The Royal Domain of Drottningholm was the first Swedish site to be inscribed in 1991, and by 2001 a total of thirteen sites of cultural and natural interest were included on the list.

    More information:
    www.visitsweden.com/Culinary
    The Naval Port of Karlskrona
    Agricultural Landscape Öland
    Hanseatic Town, Visby
    Varberg Radio Station
    Woodland Cemetery, Stockholm
    Birka and Hovgården, Ekerö
    Falun and Kopparbergslagen
    The Royal Domain of Drottningholm, Ekerö
    The High Coast
    Engelsberg Ironworks
    Church Town, Luleå
    Laponian Area, Lappland

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