Art Major AErdology Compass locations



World heritage locations



·       Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam

·       Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley


·       Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region * 1

·       Butrint

·       Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra

·       Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe *


·       Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad

·       Djémila

·       M'Zab Valley

·       Tassili n'Ajjer #

·       Timgad

·       Tipasa

·       Kasbah of Algiers


·       Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley


·       Mbanza Kongo, Vestiges of the Capital of the former Kingdom of Kongo

Antigua and Barbuda

·       Antigua Naval Dockyard and Related Archaeological Sites


·       Los Glaciares National Park #

·       Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil) *

·       Iguazu National Park

·       Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas

·       Península Valdés

·       Ischigualasto / Talampaya Natural Parks

·       Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba

·       Quebrada de Humahuaca

·       Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System *

·       The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement *

·       Los Alerces National Park


·       Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin

·       Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots

·       Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley


·       Great Barrier Reef

·       Kakadu National Park

·       Willandra Lakes Region

·       Lord Howe Island Group

·       Tasmanian Wilderness

·       Gondwana Rainforests of Australia 2

·       Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park 3

·       Wet Tropics of Queensland

·       Shark Bay, Western Australia

·       Fraser Island

·       Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh / Naracoorte)

·       Heard and McDonald Islands

·       Macquarie Island

·       Greater Blue Mountains Area

·       Purnululu National Park

·       Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens

·       Sydney Opera House

·       Australian Convict Sites

·       Ningaloo Coast

·       Budj Bim Cultural Landscape


·       Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg

·       Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn

·       Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape

·       Semmering Railway

·       City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg

·       Wachau Cultural Landscape

·       Historic Centre of Vienna

·       Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape *

·       Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe *

·       Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps *


·       Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower

·       Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape

·       Historic Centre of Sheki with the Khan’s Palace


·       Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun

·       Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy

·       Dilmun Burial Mounds


·       Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat

·       Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur

·       The Sundarbans


·       Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison


·       Białowieża Forest *

·       Mir Castle Complex

·       Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh

·       Struve Geodetic Arc *


·       Flemish Béguinages

·       La Grand-Place, Brussels

·       The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainaut)

·       Belfries of Belgium and France * 4

·       Historic Centre of Brugge

·       Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels)

·       Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons)

·       Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai

·       Plantin-Moretus House-Workshops-Museum Complex

·       Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe *

·       Stoclet House

·       Major Mining Sites of Wallonia

·       The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement *


·       Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System


·       Royal Palaces of Abomey

·       W-Arly-Pendjari Complex *

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

·       City of Potosí

·       Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos

·       Historic City of Sucre

·       Fuerte de Samaipata

·       Noel Kempff Mercado National Park

·       Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture

·       Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System *

Bosnia and Herzegovina

·       Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar

·       Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge in Višegrad

·       Stećci Medieval Tombstone Graveyards *


·       Tsodilo

·       Okavango Delta


·       Historic Town of Ouro Preto

·       Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda

·       Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil) *

·       Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia

·       Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas

·       Iguaçu National Park

·       Brasilia

·       Serra da Capivara National Park

·       Historic Centre of São Luís

·       Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves

·       Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves

·       Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina

·       Central Amazon Conservation Complex 5

·       Pantanal Conservation Area

·       Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves

·       Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks

·       Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás

·       São Francisco Square in the Town of São Cristóvão

·       Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea

·       Pampulha Modern Ensemble

·       Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site

·       Paraty and Ilha Grande – Culture and Biodiversity


·       Boyana Church

·       Madara Rider

·       Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo

·       Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak

·       Ancient City of Nessebar

·       Pirin National Park

·       Rila Monastery

·       Srebarna Nature Reserve

·       Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari

·       Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe *

Burkina Faso

·       W-Arly-Pendjari Complex *

·       Ruins of Loropéni

·       Ancient Ferrous Metallurgy Sites of Burkina Faso

Cabo Verde

·       Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande


·       Angkor

·       Temple of Preah Vihear

·       Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk, Archaeological Site of Ancient Ishanapura


·       Dja Faunal Reserve

·       Sangha Trinational *


·       L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

·       Nahanni National Park #

·       Dinosaur Provincial Park

·       Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek # * 6

·       Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

·       SGang Gwaay

·       Wood Buffalo National Park

·       Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks # 7

·       Historic District of Old Québec

·       Gros Morne National Park

·       Old Town Lunenburg

·       Waterton Glacier International Peace Park *

·       Miguasha National Park

·       Rideau Canal

·       Joggins Fossil Cliffs

·       Landscape of Grand Pré

·       Red Bay Basque Whaling Station

·       Mistaken Point

·       Pimachiowin Aki

·       Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi

Central African Republic

·       Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park

·       Sangha Trinational *


·       Lakes of Ounianga

·       Ennedi Massif: Natural and Cultural Landscape


·       Rapa Nui National Park

·       Churches of Chiloé

·       Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso

·       Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works

·       Sewell Mining Town

·       Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System *


·       Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang

·       Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

·       Mogao Caves

·       Mount Taishan

·       Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian

·       The Great Wall

·       Mount Huangshan

·       Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area

·       Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area

·       Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area

·       Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains

·       Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa 8

·       Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde

·       Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu

·       Lushan National Park

·       Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area

·       Ancient City of Ping Yao

·       Classical Gardens of Suzhou

·       Old Town of Lijiang

·       Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing

·       Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing

·       Dazu Rock Carvings

·       Mount Wuyi

·       Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun

·       Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

·       Longmen Grottoes

·       Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System

·       Yungang Grottoes

·       Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas

·       Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom

·       Historic Centre of Macao

·       Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains

·       Yin Xu

·       Kaiping Diaolou and Villages

·       South China Karst

·       Fujian Tulou

·       Mount Sanqingshan National Park

·       Mount Wutai

·       China Danxia

·       Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in “The Centre of Heaven and Earth”

·       West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou

·       Chengjiang Fossil Site

·       Site of Xanadu

·       Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces

·       Xinjiang Tianshan

·       Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor *

·       The Grand Canal

·       Tusi Sites

·       Hubei Shennongjia

·       Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape

·       Kulangsu, a Historic International Settlement

·       Qinghai Hoh Xil

·       Fanjingshan

·       Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City

·       Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China (Phase I)


·       Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena

·       Los Katíos National Park

·       Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox

·       National Archeological Park of Tierradentro

·       San Agustín Archaeological Park

·       Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary

·       Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia

·       Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System *

·       Chiribiquete National Park – “The Maloca of the Jaguar”


·       Sangha Trinational *

Costa Rica

·       Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park *

·       Cocos Island National Park

·       Area de Conservación Guanacaste

·       Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquís

Côte d'Ivoire

·       Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve *

·       Taï National Park

·       Comoé National Park

·       Historic Town of Grand-Bassam


·       Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian

·       Old City of Dubrovnik

·       Plitvice Lakes National Park #

·       Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč

·       Historic City of Trogir

·       The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik

·       Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe *

·       Stari Grad Plain

·       Stećci Medieval Tombstone Graveyards *

·       Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th Centuries: Stato da Terra – Western Stato da Mar *


·       Old Havana and its Fortification System

·       Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios

·       San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba

·       Desembarco del Granma National Park

·       Viñales Valley

·       Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the South-East of Cuba

·       Alejandro de Humboldt National Park

·       Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos

·       Historic Centre of Camagüey


·       Paphos

·       Painted Churches in the Troodos Region

·       Choirokoitia


·       Historic Centre of Český Krumlov

·       Historic Centre of Prague

·       Historic Centre of Telč

·       Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora

·       Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec

·       Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape

·       Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž

·       Holašovice Historic Village

·       Litomyšl Castle

·       Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc

·       Tugendhat Villa in Brno

·       Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč

·       Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region *

·       Landscape for Breeding and Training of Ceremonial Carriage Horses at Kladruby nad Labem

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

·       Complex of Koguryo Tombs

·       Historic Monuments and Sites in Kaesong

Democratic Republic of the Congo

·       Virunga National Park #

·       Kahuzi-Biega National Park

·       Garamba National Park

·       Salonga National Park

·       Okapi Wildlife Reserve


·       Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church

·       Roskilde Cathedral

·       Kronborg Castle

·       Ilulissat Icefjord

·       Wadden Sea *

·       Stevns Klint

·       Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church Settlement

·       The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand

·       Kujataa Greenland: Norse and Inuit Farming at the Edge of the Ice Cap

·       Aasivissuit – Nipisat. Inuit Hunting Ground between Ice and Sea


·       Morne Trois Pitons National Park

Dominican Republic

·       Colonial City of Santo Domingo


·       City of Quito

·       Galápagos Islands

·       Sangay National Park #

·       Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca

·       Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System *


·       Abu Mena

·       Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis

·       Historic Cairo

·       Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur

·       Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae

·       Saint Catherine Area

·       Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley)

El Salvador

·       Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site


·       Asmara: A Modernist African City


·       Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn

·       Struve Geodetic Arc *


·       Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela

·       Simien National Park

·       Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region

·       Aksum

·       Lower Valley of the Awash

·       Lower Valley of the Omo

·       Tiya

·       Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historic Town

·       Konso Cultural Landscape


·       Levuka Historical Port Town


·       Fortress of Suomenlinna

·       Old Rauma

·       Petäjävesi Old Church

·       Verla Groundwood and Board Mill

·       Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki

·       High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago *

·       Struve Geodetic Arc *


·       Chartres Cathedral

·       Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay

·       Palace and Park of Versailles

·       Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley

·       Vézelay, Church and Hill

·       Amiens Cathedral

·       Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments

·       Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay

·       Palace and Park of Fontainebleau

·       Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the "Triumphal Arch" of Orange

·       From the Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, the Production of Open-pan Salt

·       Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe

·       Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve #

·       Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy

·       Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)

·       Strasbourg, Grande-Île and Neustadt

·       Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims

·       Paris, Banks of the Seine

·       Bourges Cathedral

·       Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge

·       Canal du Midi

·       Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

·       Pyrénées - Mont Perdu *

·       Historic Site of Lyon

·       Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France

·       Belfries of Belgium and France * 9

·       Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion

·       The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes 10

·       Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs

·       Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret

·       Bordeaux, Port of the Moon

·       Fortifications of Vauban

·       Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems

·       Episcopal City of Albi

·       Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island

·       Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps *

·       The Causses and the Cévennes, Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape

·       Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin

·       Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche

·       Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars

·       The Climats, terroirs of Burgundy

·       The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement *

·       Taputapuātea

·       Chaîne des Puys - Limagne fault tectonic arena

·       French Austral Lands and Seas


·       Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda

Gambia (the)

·       Kunta Kinteh Island and Related Sites

·       Stone Circles of Senegambia *


·       Gelati Monastery

·       Historical Monuments of Mtskheta

·       Upper Svaneti


·       Aachen Cathedral

·       Speyer Cathedral

·       Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square

·       Pilgrimage Church of Wies

·       Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl

·       St Mary's Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim

·       Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier

·       Frontiers of the Roman Empire * 11

·       Hanseatic City of Lübeck

·       Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin

·       Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch

·       Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System #

·       Maulbronn Monastery Complex

·       Town of Bamberg

·       Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg

·       Völklingen Ironworks

·       Messel Pit Fossil Site

·       Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau

·       Cologne Cathedral

·       Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg

·       Classical Weimar

·       Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin

·       Wartburg Castle

·       Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz

·       Monastic Island of Reichenau

·       Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen

·       Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar

·       Upper Middle Rhine Valley

·       Dresden Elbe Valley Delisted 2009

·       Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski *

·       Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen

·       Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof

·       Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe *

·       Berlin Modernism Housing Estates

·       Wadden Sea *

·       Fagus Factory in Alfeld

·       Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps *

·       Margravial Opera House Bayreuth

·       Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

·       Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey

·       Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus

·       The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement *

·       Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura

·       Archaeological Border complex of Hedeby and the Danevirke

·       Naumburg Cathedral

·       Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region *

·       Water Management System of Augsburg


·       Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions

·       Asante Traditional Buildings


·       Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae

·       Acropolis, Athens

·       Archaeological Site of Delphi

·       Medieval City of Rhodes

·       Meteora

·       Mount Athos

·       Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika

·       Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus

·       Archaeological Site of Mystras

·       Archaeological Site of Olympia

·       Delos

·       Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios

·       Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos

·       Archaeological Site of Aigai (modern name Vergina)

·       Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns

·       The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint-John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Pátmos

·       Old Town of Corfu

·       Archaeological Site of Philippi


·       Antigua Guatemala

·       Tikal National Park

·       Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua