WHS that have been officially extended, excluding minor or major boundary modifications.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Aggtelek and Slovak Karst 2000: To include Dobšinská Ice Cave
Altamira Cave 2008: To include seventeen decorated caves of the Paleolithic age
Andrefana Dry Forests From Tsingy de Bemaraha (2023), + 5 locations.
Asturian Monuments 1998: Camara Santa, the Basilica of San Julian de los Prados, and La Foncalada
Bauhaus Sites 2017: To include five Houses with Balcony Access near southwest of Dessau-Roßlau and ADGB Trade Union School near Bernau
Belfries 2005: To include belfries in France and another one in Belgium (Gembloux)
Berat and Gjirokastra 2008: To include the city centre of Berat
Białowieża Forest 1992: extended to Belarus; 2014: reduction of over 5000 hectares on the Belarus side and a vast extension of the Polish section
Budapest 2002: To include the Andrássy Avenue and the Millennium Underground Railway
Butrint 1999: To include a range of hills to the north, the Butrint plain, Lake Bufit, and part of Lake Butrint
Calakmul 2014: Extended to include Natural Criteria
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks 1990: New boundaries, to include Mount Robson, Hamber and Assiniboine Provincial Parks
Cape Floral Region 2015: 5 additional areas formerly in buffer zone added
Central Amazon Conservation Complex 2003: Extension of Jaú National Park, to include: the Amana Sustainable Development Reserve, the Demonstration area of the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve and the Anavilhanas Ecological Station
Central Sikhote-Alin 2018: With Bikin River Valley
Chola Temples 2004: To include the Brihadisvara Temple Complex in Gangaikondacholapuram and the Airavatesvara Temple Complex in Darasuram
Churches of Moldavia 2010: To include Church of the Resurrection of Sucevita Monastery
Classical Gardens of Suzhou 2000: To include the Canglang Pavilion, the Lion Forest Garden, the Garden of Cultivation, the Couple's Garden Retreat, and the Retreat and Reflection Garden.
Coa Valley and Siega Verde 2010: To include Palaeolithic Rock Art Ensemble in Siega Verde
Cocos Island 2002: Extension of marine zone
Cordoba 1994: Historic Centre rather than just the Mosque
Dubrovnik 1994: to include part of the suburbs, more fortifications and the island of Lokrum
Dutch Water Defence Lines 2021: With more Dutch Water Defense Lines
Ferrara 1999: to include the Este ducal residences in the Po Delta and the cultural landscape of the Po Delta
Fossil Hominid Sites 2005: To include Makapan Valley and Taung Skull Fossil Site ( former TWHS Makapan Valley (2003))
Frontiers of the Roman Empire 2005: To include two sections of the Limes in Germany; 2008: To include the Antonine Wall
Galapagos Islands 2001: To include the Galapagos Marine Reserve
Glacier parks 1992: Include Glacier Bay; 1994: To include Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Wilderness Park
Gondwana Rainforests 1994: To increase the property with 35%
Gough and Inaccessible Islands 2004: Extension to include the neighbouring Inaccessible Island and the surrounding marine zone extending out to 12 nautical miles
Granada 1994: Albayazin quarter added
Graz 2010: To include Schloss Eggenberg
Guanacaste 2004: To include the Sector Santa Elena
Guimarães 2023
Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Archipelago To include Cat Ba (2023)
Haghpat and Sanahin 2000: To include Sanahin monastery
High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago 2006: To include the Kvarken Archipelago, Finland
Hyrcanian Forests Extended with forests in Azerbaijan and further ones in Iran. (2023)
Imperial Palace 2004: To include the Imperial Palace of the Qing Dynasty in Shenyang
Imperial Tombs 2003: To include the Ming Tombs in Changping District and 7 Xiaoling Tombs; 2004: To include the Liaoning Tombs
Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis 1984: To include multiple locations
Kakadu National Park 1987: Extension of the park, with additional areas in the Alligator River Region; 1992: To include the full extent
Kerkuane 1986: To include Necropolis of Arg al-Ghazwani
Koutammakou To include area in Benin (2023)
Lake Turkana 2001: To include South Island National Park
Lima 1991: From the convent ensemble of San Francisco to the whole historic city centre
Maloti-Drakensberg Park 2013: To include Sehlabathebe National Park in Lesotho
Medieval Monuments in Kosovo 2006: To include the Patriarchate of Pec Monastery, Gracanica Monastery (former TWHS Gracanica Monastery (1986)) and the Church of the Virgin of Ljevica
Megalithic Temples of Malta 1992: 5 extra Temples. Renamed also
Monte San Giorgio 2010: To include part in Italy
Mount Kenya 2013: To include Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Ngare Ndare Forest Reserve
Mount Nimba 1982: Extended to Ivory Coast
Mountain Railways of India 2005: To include the Nilgiri Mountain Railway; 2008: To include the Kalka Shimla Railway
Mudejar Architecture of Aragon 2001: To include sites in Calatayud, Cervera la de Ca?ada, Tobed and Zaragoza
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers 2005: To include Valley of Flowers National Park
Ngorongoro 2010: Extension to add cultural criteria: because of the extraordinary record of human evolution at the site (including FTWHS Laetoli Site)
Ohrid Region 2019: To include Albanian part
Ohrid Region 1980: to include the cultural and historical area. This site will carry the name Ohrid region with its cultural and historical aspects and its natural environment.
Olympic National Park 1990: New boundaries, to include the coastal strip
Painted Churches in the Troödos Region 2001: To include the Church of Ayia Sotira (Trans-figuration of the Savior) in Palaichori
Panamá 2003: To include the Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo
Phong Nha - Ke Bang 2015: Protected area extended with 46%
Piazza del Duomo (Pisa) 2007: To include the Piazza del Duomo as a spatial composition, by extending the core zone to all three visual axes that lead to the square.
Pirin National Park 2010: To include high mountain territory in the Pirin Mountains
Plitvice Lakes 2000: To include a further 10,020 ha (catchment area)
Popocatepetl monasteries 2021: To include Franciscan Ensemble of the Monastery and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption of Tlaxcala
Potala Palace 2000: To include the Jokhang Temple Monastery; 2001: To include Norbulingka
Potsdam 1992: Include Castle + St Sauveur; 1991: To include castles and parks of the Berlin-Zehlendorf district Church; 1999: To include various sites in the town of Potsdam
Primeval Beech Forests 2011: To include the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany; 2017: To include more forests in 10 countries; 2021: To include 15 more locations in 7 countries
Pyrénées - Mont Perdu 1999: To include the upper Valley of Héas (on the French side)
Rammelsberg and Goslar 2010: To include the Upper Harz Water Management System
Rome 1990: To include the extraterritorial properties Santa Maria Maggiore, St John Lateran and St. Paul's Outside the Wall
Route of Santiago de Compostela 2015: To include four Christian pilgrimage routes in northern Spain and 16 of the most culturally significant structures along these routes
Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans 2009: To include Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains
Røros 2010: To include the Circumference (the area of privileges awarded by the Danish-Norwegian King to Røros Copper Works in 1646): Femundshytta and The Winter Transport Route.
South China Karst 2014: now includes 12 elements spread over the provinces of Guizhou, Guangxi, Yunnan and Chongqing
Spissky Hrad and Levoca 2009: Extended to include Levoca
St. Kilda 2004: To include the surrounding marine area of 23,346.8 ha
Strasbourg 2017: To include Neustadt
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch 2007: To a wider area, including more glaciers, the Oeschinensee (glacial lake), the roche moutonnée landscape in the Grimsel region, and the Rosenlauischlucht
Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves 1991: to include the protected parts in Panama
Tasmanian Wilderness 1989: To include 2 more national parks (Walls of Jerusalem, Hartz Mountains) and additional areas
Te Wahipounamu 1990: Encompasses the in 1986 inscribed parks Fjordland and Mount Cook
Tubbataha Reefs 2009: To include Jessie Beazley Reef.
Uluru 1994: Extended to include cultural criteria
Vicenza and the Palladian Villas 1996: 22 Palladian villas added
Villages with Fortified Churches 1999: Extension of "Biertan and its Fortified Church", with 6 more villages.
Volcanoes of Kamchatka 2001: To include Kluchevskoy Nature Park
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex 2017: To extend into Burkina Faso and Benin
Wadden Sea 2014: To include Danish Wadden Sea as well as maritime extensions of Dutch and German areas
Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines 2013: To include Bochnia Salt Mine
Works of Antoni Gaudí 2005: To include the Nativity facade and Crypt of Sagrada Familia, Casa Vicens, Casa Battlo, and the Crypt in Colonia Güell


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