Cultural sites taking up an entire island

Cultural WHS, or significant parts thereof, that take up one or more entire islands.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Aasivissuit - Nipisat Nipisat Island
Australian Convict Sites Cockatoo Island
Bamberg The Centre of Bamberg occupies an entire island between 2 branches of the river Regnitz. Furthermore - the Town Hall is situated on and occupies an ENTIRE different island ON ITS OWN!
Bikini Atoll
Birka and Hovgarden The map of this site in the AB review seems to show that the entire island of Bjorko is inscribed.
Bolgar It also integrates early parts of a Volga Bolgar settlement located ... on the closest Volga island. (AB ev)
Chief Roi Mata's Domain The whole of Artok Island
Dubrovnik Lokrum
Dutch Water Defence Lines Pampus Island
Elephanta Caves
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Island of Gorée
Island of Mozambique
Island of Saint-Louis
Karlskrona Trosso Island, and many fortified islands including Kungsholms Fort in Kralskrona archipelago
Kunta Kinteh Island
Medina of Essaouira Ile d'Essouaria containing the prison - offshore from the Medina.
Nan Madol on a series of 99 artificial islets (AB ev)
Nubian Monuments Philae Temple Island
Okinoshima Island
Old City of Acre The inscribed area of Akko extends into the sea and includes the small island in the harbour on which the "Tower of Flies"/El Manara Lighthouse was built (see top centre of introductory photo on this site)
Paris, Banks of the Seine Ile de la cite and Ile de Saint Louis
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands Islands of Palmeria,Tino and Tinetto
Potsdam Berlin Pfaueninsel
Prague Kampa Island
Rapa Nui 3 small offshore islands associated with the Birdman cult - Mota Nui, Motu Iti and Moto Kau Kau
Red Bay Basque Whaling Station Among several completely inscribed islands is Saddle Island which contains the "Try-works" (furnaces for rendering whale oil from blubber) of the whaling station and other cultural remains.
Rio de Janeiro The inscribed area of Rio contains 2 islands fully within it: a. Ilha da Laje (or "Slab" island) b. Ilha de Cotunduba
Robben Island
SGang Gwaay
Saloum Delta "Together with a great many bolons or brackish channels,they form a dense network encompassing over 200 main islands and islets" (AB eval)
Sceilg Mhichíl
Solovetsky Islands
Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District Speicherstadt covers several islands
St. George, Bermuda Castle Island Fortifications
St. Kilda
St. Petersburg Schlisselburg
Statue of Liberty
Stralsund and Wismar Stralsund: "Unique in Stralsund is the island location, unchanged since the 13th century, between the Strelasund and the ponds on the land side, which were dammed soon after the town was founded."
Syracuse Ortygia
Upper Middle Rhine Valley Pfalzgrafenstein island castle
Vegaøyan this applies to the second biggest island of Sola plus the many smaller islands and skerries rather than to Vega itself.
Venice and its Lagoon


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A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source