First inscriptions

WHS that were the first to be inscribed from their country.

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Aachen Cathedral Germany 1978
Aapravasi Ghat Mauritius 2006
Abbey of St Gall Switzerland: three inscriptions in 1983 - Old City of Berne has the lowest number, but St. Gall is first mentioned in the report
Air and Téneré Niger 1991
Ajanta Caves India: four inscriptions in 1983, with Ajanta Caves as the lowest number
Al Ain UAE 2011
Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad Algeria 1980
Al Zubarah Qatar (2013)
Aldabra Atoll Seychelles 1982
Ancient Merv Turkmenistan 1999
Andrefana Dry Forests Madagascar 1990
Angkor Cambodia 1992
Angra do Heroismo Portugal: four inscriptions in 1983, with Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores as the lowest number
Anjar Lebanon: four inscriptions in 1984, with Anjar as the lowest number
Antigua Naval Dockyard Antigua & Barbuda 2016
Anuradhapura Sri Lanka: three inscriptions in 1982, with Sacred City of Anuradhapura as the lowest number
Asmara Eritrea (2017)
Ayutthaya Thailand: three inscriptions in 1991 - Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns has the lowest number, but Historic City of Ayutthaya is first mentioned in the report
Bagerhat Bangladesh: two inscriptions in 1985, with Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat as the lowest number
Bahla Fort Oman 1987
Banc d'Arguin Mauritania 1989
Belize Barrier Reef Belize 1996
Bethlehem Palestine 2012
Białowieża Forest Belarus 1992
Bikini Atoll Marshall Islands 2010
Blue and John Crow Mountains Jamaica 2015
Borobudur Indonesia: four inscriptions in 1991, with Borobudur Temple Compounds as the lowest number
Boyana Church Bulgaria: four inscriptions in 1979, with Boyana Church as the lowest number
Bridgetown Barbados 2011
Brimstone Hill Fortress St. Kitts and Nevis 1999
Brú na Bóinne Ireland 1993
Budapest Hungary: two inscriptions in 1987, with Budapest as the lowest number
Butrint Albania 1992
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda: two inscriptions in 1994, with Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as the lowest number
Cartagena Colombia 1984
Central Suriname Nature Reserve Suriname 2000
Chief Roi Mata's Domain Vanuatu 2008
Cidade Velha Cabo Verde 2009
City of Luxembourg Luxemburg 1994
Colonia del Sacramento Uruguay 1995
Copán Honduras 1980
Cordoba Spain: five inscriptions in 1984, with Historic Centre of Cordoba (then The Mosque of Cordoba) as the lowest number
Coro and its Port Venezuela 1993
Cuzco Peru: two inscriptions in 1983, with City of Cuzco as the lowest number
Damascus Syria 1979
Danube Delta Romania 1991
Dja Faunal Reserve Cameroon 1987
Djenné Mali: two inscriptions in 1988, with Old Towns of Djenné as the lowest number
Drottningholm Sweden 1991
Dubrovnik Croatia: three inscriptions in 1979 (then Yugoslavia), with Old City of Dubrovnik as the lowest number
Durmitor National Park 1980 Montenegro (then Yugoslavia)
East Rennell Solomon Islands 1998
Flemish Béguinages Belgium, 1998. Actually 3 Belgian sites were inscribed that year, but the Beguinages have the lowest id and is named first in the report of that session.
Forts and Castles Gold Coast Ghana 1979
Galapagos Islands Ecuador - 1978 (Quito was also inscribed at the same session, however Galapagos got reference number 1)
Gebel Barkal Sudan 2003
Giant's Causeway United Kingdom: seven inscriptions in 1986, with Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast as the lowest number
Haghpat and Sanahin Armenia 1996
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum Malta: three inscriptions in 1980, with Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum as the lowest number
Hatra Iraq 1985
Hegra Saudi Arabia 2008
Himeji-jo Japan: four inscriptions in 1993 - Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area has the lowest number, but Himeji-jo is first mentioned in the report
Hué Vietnam 1993
Island of Gorée Senegal 1978
Island of Mozambique Mozambique 1991
Istanbul Turkey: three inscriptions in 1985, with Historic Areas of Istanbul as the lowest number
Itchan Kala Uzbekistan 1990 (then USSR)
Jelling Denmark 1994
Jesuit Missions of Trinidad and Jesus Paraguay 1993
Joya de Ceren El Salvador 1993
Kakadu National Park Australia: three inscriptions in 1981, with Kakadu National Park as the lowest number
Kinabalu Park Malaysia: two inscriptions in 2000, with Kinabalu Park as the lowest number
Koguryo Tombs North Korea 2004
Kotor Montenegro 1979 (then Yugoslavia)
Koutammakou Togo 2004
Kraków Poland: two inscriptions in 1978, with Historic Centre of Kraków as the lowest number
Kuk Papua New Guinea (2008)
Kunta Kinteh Island Gambia 2003
Kyiv Cathedral and Lavra Ukraine 1990
L'Anse aux Meadows Canada: two inscriptions in 1978, with L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site as the lowest number
Lake Malawi Malawi 1984
Lakes of Ounianga Chad 2012
Leptis Magna Libya: three inscriptions in 1982, with Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna as the lowest number
Levuka Fiji (2013)
Lopé-Okanda Gabon 2007
Los Glaciares Argentina 1981
Luang Prabang Laos 1995
Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley Andorra 2004
Maloti-Drakensberg Park Lesotho 2013
Mana Pools Zimbabwe 1984
Manovo-Gounda St. Floris CAR 1988
Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi Kazakhstan 2003
Mbanza Kongo Angola (2017)
Medina of Fez Morocco 1981
Medina of Tunis Tunisia: three inscriptions in 1979, with Medina of Tunis as the lowest number
Mesa Verde USA: two inscriptions in 1978, with Mesa Verde National Park as the lowest number
Minaret of Jam Afghanistan 2002
Moenjodaro Pakistan: three inscriptions in 1980, with Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro as the lowest number
Mont-Saint-Michel France: five inscriptions in 1979, with Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay as the lowest number
Morne Trois Pitons Dominica 1997
Mostar Bosnia 2005
Mount Kenya Kenya: two inscriptions in 1997, with Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest as the lowest number
Mount Nimba Cote d'Ivoire and Guinea 1984
Mount Taishan China: six inscriptions in 1987, with Mount Taishan as the lowest number
Mtskheta Georgia: two inscriptions in 1994, with Historical Monuments of Mtskheta as the lowest number
Nan Madol Federated States of Micronesia (2016)
National History Park Haiti 1982
Ngorongoro Tanzania 1979 (as a natural site)
Nyungwe National Park Rwanda 2023
Ohrid Region 1979 North Macedonia (then Yugoslavia)
Old City of Acre Israel 2001 (occupying the Old City of Jerusalem inscribed 1981)
Old Havana Cuba 1982
Old Rauma Finland: two inscriptions in 1991, with Old Rauma as the lowest number
Ouro Preto Brazil 1980
Panamá Panama 1980
Paphos Cyprus 1980
Petra Jordan: two inscriptions in 1985, with Petra as the lowest number
Phoenix Islands Kiribati 2010
Pitons Management Area St. Lucia 2004
Potosi Bolivia 1987
Prague Czechia: three inscriptions in 1992 (then Czech and Slovak Federal Republic), with Historic Centre of Prague as the lowest number
Pyramids (Memphis) Egypt: five inscriptions in 1979, with Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur as the lowest number
Pyu Ancient Cities Myanmar (2014)
Qal'at al-Bahrain Bahrain 2005
Rapa Nui Chile 1995
Riga Latvia 1997
Rock Drawings in Valcamonica Italy 1979
Rock Islands Palau 2012
Rome Holy See 1980 (together with Italy)
Royal Palaces of Abomey Benin 1985
Ruins of León Viejo Nicaragua 2000
Ruins of Loropéni Burkina Faso 2009
Sagarmatha National Park Nepal: two inscriptions in 1979, with Sagarmatha National Park as the lowest number
Salzburg Austria: two inscriptions in 1996, with Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg as the lowest number
San Marino and Mount Titano San Marino 2008
Sangha Trinational Congo (2012)
Santo Domingo Dom. Rep. 1990
Sarazm Tajikistan 2010
Schokland Netherlands 1995
Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple South Korea 1995 (Soon afterwards Haeinsa Temple and Jongmyo Shrine were inscribed)
Shibam Yemen 1982
Sian Ka'an Mexico (1987).
Simien National Park Ethiopia: two inscriptions in 1978, with Simien National Park as the lowest number
Singapore Botanic Gardens Singapore (2015)
Skocjan Caves Slovenia 1988 (then Yugoslavia)
St. Petersburg Russia: four inscriptions in 1990 (as USSR), with Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments as the lowest number
Stari Ras and Sopocani Serbia (then Yugoslavia)
Struve Geodetic Arc Moldova 2005 (with many other countries)
Sukur Nigeria 1999
Sulaiman-Too Kyrgyzstan 2009
Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves Costa Rica 1983
Tallinn Estonia 1997
Tchogha Zanbil Iran: three inscriptions in 1979, with Tchogha Zanbil as the lowest number
Te Wahipounamu New Zealand: Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand, encompassing the in 1986 inscribed parks Fjordland and Mount Cook
Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae Greece 1986
Thingvellir Iceland 2004
Tikal National Park Guatemala: two inscriptions in 1979, with Tikal National Park as the lowest number
Tsodilo Botswana 2001
Tubbataha Reefs Philippines: two inscriptions in 1993, with Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park as the lowest number
Twyfelfontein Namibia (2007)
Urnes Stave Church Norway: two inscriptions in 1979, with Urnes Stave Church as the lowest number
Uvs Nuur Basin Mongolia 2003 (with Russia)
Victoria Falls Zambia 1989 (with Zimbabwe)
Vilnius Lithuania 1994
Virunga National Park DR Congo 1979
Vlkolinec Slovakia: three inscriptions in 1993 - Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity has the lowest number, but Vlkolínec is first mentioned in the report
Walled City of Baku Azerbaijan 2000
iSimangaliso Wetland Park South Africa: three inscriptions in 1999, with iSimangaliso Wetland Park as the lowest number


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